OUR CAUSE FOR 2017

The Fondation Joseph Lagesse is committed to helping the people who are most in need and gives priority to initiatives in 5 areas: the right to a decent home, the cause supported by GML On The Move 2013, through which a family in need was given a home; health, the issue targeted by the 2014 event which aimed to help 4 diabetic children through the association T1 Diams and also to raise awareness in the general public about the importance of eating properly and keeping active; social issues through the Fondation’s work on the ground; education, in particular early childhood; and finally environmental protection.

This year, the Fondation Joseph Lagesse and the IBL On The Move team are mobilising themselves to support Breast Cancer Care which give support and care to women in need who fight against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer care was set up on 20th March 2014 upon Shamima Patel’s own experience and initiative. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

Breast Cancer aims at informing and sensitizing public opinion to breast cancer. It comprises of 60 members which includes doctors and therapists. Their health professionals encourage women to go for an early detection through seminars, workshops and sensitization campaigns which are held on a regular basis in different parts of the country. Up to now, the NGO has offered free medical check-ups to more than 6000 women in Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Breast Cancer Care Breast Cancer Care
John Kennedy streets,
Vacoas
Mauritius
Tel: (230) 698 6710
Email : info@breastcancercare.mu

The Fondation Joseph Lagesse

The Fondation Joseph Lagesse is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2005 by the Chief Executive Officer of IBL, Mr Arnaud Lagesse, to act in the social and environmental spheres.

Convinced that the earliest children’s education is taken care of, the better will be their future and the better will be tomorrow’s society, the Fondation Joseph Lagesse has made early childhood one of its main priorities in terms of education.

Over the years, the areas for action of the Fondation have evolved depending on the needs of Mauritian society. Nevertheless, FJL has made education, health and and the fight against poverty and exclusion its priorities from its very beginnings.

The Fondation Joseph Lagesse gives particular emphasis through its CSR projects, to education for all. Through various projects it helps vulnerable young Mauritians from early childhood to adolescence.

The Fondation Joseph Lagesse also strives to help and respond to requests from people needing medical treatment that is often inaccessible because it is too expensive.

The environment and sustainable development are also priority areas for Fondation Joseph Lagesse. It is essential that young people learn about civics and respecting the environment through the school curriculum and other social projects. Of equal importance is the sustainable development of the island through the use of clean technology and management practicessuch as those put in place in all of the Group’s subsidiaries, and the fostering of employee awareness.

Logo Fondation Joseph Lagesse FONDATION JOSEPH LAGESSE
2nd Floor Harbour Front Building,
President John Kennedy Street,
Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: (230) 210 3233
Fax: (230) 210 3173
Email : contact@FondationJosephLagesse.org

Le diabète de type 1

Ce type de diabète apparaît le plus souvent pendant l'enfance, à l'adolescence ou au début de l'âge adulte, rarement chez les personnes plus âgées. C'est au moment de la puberté qu'il se déclare le plus souvent, on constate cependant depuis quelques années un rajeunissement de cette population. Le diabète de Type 1 se caractérise par l'absence totale de production d'insuline.

Le diabète ne se guérit pas. Cependant, il peut se contrôler.

Le traitement du diabète de type 1 comprend un plan d'alimentation personnalisé, de l'activité physique, et, dans tous les cas, des injections d'insuline quotidiennes. Une bonne gestion du stress contribue également au contrôle de la maladie.

Le type de traitement peut varier d’une personne à l’autre. Le médecin détermine au cas par cas celui qui convient le mieux. Plusieurs facteurs peuvent influencer le traitement : l'âge, le poids, le stress et la façon de le gérer, la quantité d'activité physique quotidienne et le type de travail. Dans la plupart des cas, il faudra s’injecter plusieurs fois par jour ou utiliser une pompe à insuline. On parle à ce moment d’un traitement intensif.