Former ambassador from Mauritius to the United States, 2002 - 2007.
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Besides her role as Ambassador to the United States, Jeetah also serves as the chairperson of both the Ambassadors' Committees of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
From 1971-1991, Jeetah worked to improve secondary education and is considered a pioneer of pre-primary education in Mauritius. Other causes include women's issues, as her social work background lead her to campaign for better living conditions for women and children through the Mauritius Alliance of Women. In order to promote literature and philosophy on the island, Jeetah created and produced several radio and television programs and traveled giving lectures and speeches.
She left the Central Committee of Movement Socialiste Militant for the party currently in power, the Political Bureau of Movement Socialiste Mauricien (MSM), in which she served as the President of the party's Women's Wing.
She is also accredited for diplomatic service to Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and holds a PhD in Philosophy.
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(At a Glance)
Place of Origin: Mauritius
Jeetah has political roots as her family was influential in bringing Mauritius to Independence in 1968. She is married to Dr. Ram Jeetah, a Senior Executive of State Bank of
Mauritius. They have four children.