Africa Connected

Mauritius is positioning itself as a medical tourism hub

Journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha is packing her bags to visit paradise! The last leg of her Africa Connected campaign is finally delivering her to an idyllic Indian Ocean island country - with a fascinating business story!

Speaking to Xolani Gwala, Bikitsha says while Mauritius is Africa's third smallest country, it punches well above it's weight. The medical tourism trade in the country has been punted as one of it's hallmarks.

The booming medical tourism trade in the country is being punted as something new in the region.

Nikiwe Bikitsha, Journalist

What that means is that people can travel to Mauritius to have all manner of medical procedures, be it cosmetic or otherwise, and have this absolutely fantastic destination in which to recuperate and recover.

Nikiwe Bikitsha, Journalist

Bikitsha will be visiting the pristine East African state next week and has called for suggestions on places she must see, or things she must do. You can tweet her on @nbikitsha and use #AfricaConnected

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