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Mauritius*

General Country Information
Capital: Port Louis
Population: 1,244,104 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentay Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 364,500 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.033 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 22,813 (2009)
Internet users: 380,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.50
World Rank 2005/2006
: 58

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Policy Paper and Action Plan on Disability (2007)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Association de Parents d’Enfants Inadaptés de l’Ile Maurice (APEIM)
39, St Paul Road,
Phoenix, Mauritius
http://www.apeim.org
email: apeim@intnet.mu
Tel: +230-696-4400/5365
Fax: +230-696-7166

Federation of Disabled Persons' Organizations Mauritius - DPI National Assembly
Jacques Lim Kee (Chairperson)
8 Dupin Street
Curepipe
Mauritius
Email: jacklimkee@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +230-212-6349
Fax: +230-212-6349

National Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons
C/o Ministry of Social Security and National Solida
NPF Building, Cnmr. Maillard and Pope,
Hennessy St, Port Louis
Mauritius
Email: abankur@mail.gov.mu
Tel: +230-208-9913
Fax: +230-212-8190

Union of the Blind Mauritius
1, rue Louis Pasteur, Curepipe
Forest–Side
Mauritius
Parent organization: African Union of the Blind
http://www.afub-uafa.org
Email: udadim@intnet.mu
Tel: +230-675-1777
Fax: +230-670-2676