Chief Health Promotion, and Research Coordinator is the Head of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and Health Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius. He is responsible to coordinate NCD and the health promotion activities at national Level. He is also involved in research and training programme. Dr. Kowlessur holds an MA in Health Promotion and Communication from Middlesex University, UK. He has been actively involved in the Mauritius NCD / Nutrition Surveys since 1987 and he also coordinated the Mauritius Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Study (2013 – 2016).
He participated and made presentations at several International Conferences as follows: Diabetic Summit in Nairobi in Kenya, 5th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes in Helsinki in Finland, 20th World Diabetes Congress in Montreal, Canada, 6th World Congress in Prevention of Diabetes in Dresden, Germany, 7th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications in Madrid, Spain, 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Helsinki, Finland, World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, Australia, 8th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complication in Colombia, 9th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complication in Atlanta, USA, World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kowlessur is the Co-Author of publications resulting from analysis of data on the Mauritian studies on Diabetes / NCDs in several journals such as the International Journal of Cancer, Obesity Journal, BioMed Research International Journal, Epidemiology / Health Services research Diabetes Care Journal, among others. He is also the recipient of First Prize for its creative and innovative solutions provided in the struggle against NCDs at the All Africa Public Sector Innovation Award 2010.