Nasser Jeeanody is a Chief Health Statistician at the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life in Mauritius. He has more than 35 years of work experience in Health Statistics Unit of the Ministry of Health charged with producing and archiving data related to population and vital statistics, including morbidity and mortality statistics. As the head of the Health Statistics Unit, Mr. Jeeanody has been involved in several survey and research work in the health field. The latest one being as investigator for Breast feeding Survey 2017 for the Mauritius Institute of Health.
Mr. Jeeanody has, on behalf of the World Bank, presented a paper on the Mauritian Health Information System Strengthening Strategy at the International Statistical Institute Conference held in Durban in 2009. The Strategy has been formulated by a WB Consultant in line with the ministry’s objective of becoming Compliant to the Health Metrics Network of the WHO. He also participated in the First UN World Forum on Data held in Cape Town in January 2017.
Mr. Jeeanody is the Information Focal person for various international agencies such as WHO and is the focal point for all health-related SDG indicators. He is a member of the ECSA Core Group for Monitoring & Evaluation of the Ministers’ Conference Resolutions. He has a very long experience in the application of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) of the World Health Organisation. The cause of death statistics of Mauritius is the best in Africa and are among the 50 countries of the world which produce high quality mortality data.
Nasser Jeeanody holds a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the Royal Statistical Society in the U.K.