Seychelles: Seychelles Slated to Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Donations From U.S. Government
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles along with other African countries is set to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through a donation from the United States (US) under the COVAX programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Dietary Guidelines Emphasise Fruits, Vegetables, Warn Against Processed Food
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has new dietary guidelines that emphasise more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods full of salt and sugar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Bahrain, Seychelles Discuss Post-Covid-19 Challenges, Tourism and Technology
[Seychelles News Agency] Economic challenges post-COVID-19 were discussed between the two island states of Bahrain and Seychelles on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Europe's Progress Against Covid-19 Good for Seychelles, but Central Bank Has Wary Eye On Variants
[Seychelles News Agency] The easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Europe thanks to nations' rising vaccination numbers and falling infection rates will have positive effects on tourism in Seychelles, said a top official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles to Conduct Study to Measure Covid-19 Immunity Levels
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' health authority will be conducting a serological survey to measure the COVID-19 immunity level among the population, a top health official said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles, UAE Open 'Travel Corridor' Between Countries for Covid Vaccinated Travellers
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a new travel corridor for vaccinated travellers between the two countries as part of bilateral cooperation and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Signs UN Declaration On Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has signed a United Nations declaration on equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines to show its support, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO reviewing Seychelles data after fully vaccinated get COVID
Country’s health ministry says a third of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in past week had had both doses of vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Swedish Tourists Will Return to Seychelles As Soon As They Are Vaccinated, New Ambassador Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Tourists from Sweden will return to Seychelles as soon as the Scandanavian country's population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, said the newly accredited Swedish ambassador. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Tourism Board Refutes Media Claims of False Positive Covid Tests
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Friday strongly refuted claims that the local health authority is issuing false positive COVID-19 tests as a way to force tourists to extend their time in the island nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles reintroduced Covid-19 measures despite being the most vaccinated nation in the world
All schools have been closed and sporting activities have been cancelled for two weeks in the Indian Ocean archipelago, as infections continue to surge despite widespread vaccinations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Restrictions Return in Seychelles, Forcing Schools to Close, Ban On Sports, Groups
[Seychelles News Agency] All educational institutions in Seychelles closed on Tuesday for three weeks as the health authority re-introduced societal restrictions to curb an increase in COVID-19 transmissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Despite $8 Million in Covid-Tourism Losses, Blue Safari Seychelles Continues Conservations Programmes
[Seychelles News Agency] Blue Safari Seychelles in partnership with Island Conservation Society (ICS) and Islands Development Company (IDC) is continuing to run programmes to protect ecosystems on four of Seychelles' outer islands despite huge financial difficulties due to a reduction in tourism arrivals because of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Revises Travel Advisory for India, Re-Implements Some Restrictions Due to Rising Covid-19 Cases
[Seychelles News Agency] The health authority in Seychelles is revising a travel advisory for India in view of a worsening of transmission of COVID-19 there, even as the island nation re-implements some restrictive social rules as the number of COVID cases is again rising at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Boost for New Drug Rehab Centre After U.S.$1.7 Million Donation From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Plans are underway in Seychelles for the construction of a new Drug Rehabilitation Centre on the site of a previous centre which burned down 10 years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Giant tortoises can remember their training even after 10 years – study
(Natural News) Scientists discovered that giant tortoises can remember skills that they learned a decade ago, exceeding their reputation as animals lacking in speed and cognitive ability. In their report, a research team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology studied Galapagos and Seychelles tortoises at zoos in Vienna and Zurich for nine years. For their experiment, they trained... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Covid-19 Testing Shows That South African Variant Is Present in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] COVID-19 samples tested at a laboratory in Kenya show that the South African variant is present in the island nation, said a top health official, though infection numbers are dropping thanks to Seychelles' world-leading vaccination rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How can we conserve Seychelles giant trevallies?
(Save Our Seas Foundation) A recent study revealed that to better conserve the giant trevally, an economically important game fish in the Seychelles, its nursery areas should be protected, as well as the bigger areas the large adults of the species frequently use. The study praises the Seychelles Marine Protected Areas and advises that St Joseph Atoll, the nursery area in the study, should not allow extractive fishing for species like giant trevally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seychelles: Former President of Seychelles Joins Group Asking Us to Lift Vaccine Patent Rules
[Seychelles News Agency] Former President of Seychelles, James Michel, joined other former world leaders of the Club de Madrid in addressing a letter to U.S President Joe Biden to consider giving support for a temporary suspension on patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Sees First Death of a Health Worker From Covid-19
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles recorded its first fatality among health workers from COVID-19 after the death of Gerry Govinden on Monday. The Ministry of Health sent condolences to family and friends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Survey - Pandemic Hit Seychelles' Businesses Hard - Underscores Need for Diversification
[Seychelles News Agency] The COVID-19 pandemic has affected daily operations for businesses in Seychelles and led to a decrease in profits, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychellois in Australia to Hold Fundraiser for Covid-19 Needs in Their Homeland
[Seychelles News Agency] Despite the thousands of miles of ocean separating Seychelles and Australia, islanders living down under are finding a way to contribute towards their motherland's COVID-19 recovery during this tough economic time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Open to All Tourists, As Vaccine Campaign Protects Population
[RFI] Seychelles will reopen its doors to tourists on 25 March, becoming one of a handful of countries to welcome back visitors without any restrictions, as almost its entire population has received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India helping to address issue of vaccine equity: Top UN Women official
India has provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries. The vaccines were sent to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Fish Export Business in Seychelles Being Squeezed By Pandemic's Effects
[Seychelles News Agency] An increase in freight prices and fewer available international flights are two of the factors negatively affecting fish exports from Seychelles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Waste Sorting and Collection Project in Seychelles Delayed Due to Covid-19 Restrictions
[Seychelles News Agency] A waste sorting and collection project that was being implemented in Perseverance, Seychelles, is being delayed due to the ongoing restrictions in place in the island nation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Hopes to Begin Administering Second Covid-19 Vaccination Dose On February 7
[Seychelles News Agency] The government of Seychelles is eyeing February 7 as the date when health care workers will start administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the population, a step that would bring the island nation closer to reaching its goal of herd immunity by March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Air Seychelles' Chief After President Suggests Changes - Airline Was On Positive Path Before Covid
[Seychelles News Agency] President Wavel Ramkalawan's suggestion to restructure Air Seychelles in his State of the Nation Address is an opportunity to analyse and review what the options are for the national carrier, said the airline's chief executive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Overnight Curfew Introduced, Movement Restrictions Extended to Help Seychelles Fight Covid-19
[Seychelles News Agency] In a bid to curb community transmissions and the spread of COVID-19, authorities in Seychelles have extended restrictions on movement to February 15 and introduced new stringent measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Ranks 3rd in World for Percentage of Population Vaccinated Against Covid-19, Official Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is ranked third in the world in terms of vaccinations administered, said a top official. 13,163 vaccinations have been given in the eleven days since the island nation launched its vaccination campaign, the Public Health Commissioner told a press conference on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Vaccinations in Seychelles Targeting Tourism Sector Then Rolling Out to General Public
[Seychelles News Agency] Most frontline medical and essential workers in Seychelles have received the COVID-19 vaccine and efforts will now move to tourism employees, said a top official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Foundations, Businesses in Seychelles Donate Another $705,000 to Covid-19 Relief and Vaccination Fund
[Seychelles News Agency] In a show of solidarity against COVID-19, eight Seychellois businesses and foundations donated $705,000 on Tuesday for the island nation's COVID-19 relief fund and vaccination programme, including a donation from the JJ Spirit Foundation that accounted for over half of the total. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Tourism Official - New Re-Opening Measures Won't Immediately Help Industry
[Seychelles News Agency] The newly announced measures to re-open Seychelles to tourists who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine will not help the tourism industry immediately, the chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) told SNA on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With a little help from their friends, older birds breed successfully
(University of Groningen) The offspring of older animals often have a lower chance of survival because the parents are unable to take care of their young as well as they should. The Seychelles warbler is a cooperatively breeding bird species, meaning that parents often receive help when raising their offspring. A study led by biologists from the University of Groningen shows that the offspring of older females have better prospects when they are surrounded by helpers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Babysitters' provide boost to offspring of elderly birds
(University of East Anglia) Young Seychelles warblers fare better if their elderly parents have help raising them, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Groningen.Seychelles warblers, a cooperatively breeding species of songbird that lives in small family groups, share the care of young between parents and helpers. This collaboration can compensate for a decline in the ability of elderly parents to provide sufficient care, the researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 2 Airlines Reducing Flights to Seychelles This Month As Travel Demand Drops After Covid Spike
[Seychelles News Agency] Two international airlines are reducing the number of flights to Seychelles in January, part of the reason the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) is likely to continue to see losses in revenue in early 2021 following a loss of over $3 million last year, an Authority official said Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Health Professionals in Seychelles Line Up to Get Covid-19 Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Health professionals in Seychelles lined up at different centres on Monday to take the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a campaign to target all health professionals on the island nation's second day of the campaign programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles to Unveil Vaccination Plan This Week As Covid-19 Infection Spreads
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is expected to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination plan this week, a health official said, even as cases of the virus continue to increase and spread to other islands of the archipelago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Public Gatherings Banned Until January 13
[Seychelles News Agency] Public gatherings in Seychelles are prohibited under new measures put in place Wednesday to help bring a COVID-19 outbreak under control, said a top health official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: After Spike in Covid Caseload, Seychelles Implements New Restrictions for 14 Days
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is putting in place new restrictions with immediate effect for the next 14 days following critical developments in the COVID-19 situation in the island nation, President Wavel Ramkalawan announced on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' Ministry of Health Plans Information Campaign On Covid Vaccines
[Seychelles News Agency] The Ministry of Health is planning a public health education campaign around COVID-19 vaccines and the roll-out in Seychelles next month, a top health official said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Receives 50,000 Doses of Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received a consignment of 50,000 doses of a China-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the chief executive of the Health Care Agency said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in mortality from external causes in the Republic of Seychelles between 1989 and 2018 - Abio A, Bovet P, Didon J, B ärnighausen T, Shaikh MA, Posti JP, Lowery Wilson M.
Data on injury-related mortality are scarce in the African region. Mortality from external causes in the Seychelles was assessed, where all deaths are medically certified and the population is regularly enumerated. The four fields for underlying causes of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Seychelles: Covid-19 Downturn Salary Assistance in Seychelles to Continue Until February, Official Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Businesses that were receiving salary assistance for their employees under the Financial Assistance for Job Retention (FA4JR) scheme will continue to benefit from the programme until February 2021, said a top finance official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate Action for Human Rights
School children in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Cameron DiverNEW CALEDONIA, Dec 9 2020 (IPS) Climate change and human rights are two key issues in international development and their interaction is increasingly in need of focus at national, regional and international levels. In the Pacific, where the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories are on the front line of both climate ambition and the ongoing effects of the climate crisis, climate change is recognised as the region’s single greatest threat. Urgent climate action is consistently called upon to protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cameron Diver Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Human Rights Day 2020 The Pacific Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' Capital Lights Up for (Low-Key Covid) Christmas
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' capital, Victoria, is dressed up and spreading some Christmas cheer with decorations and lights which were switched on during the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Health Official Warns of Possible Rise in HIV/Aids Cases in Seychelles During Year of Covid
[Seychelles News Agency] HIV/AIDS cases in Seychelles are becoming more common among the youth, said a top health official on Tuesday at a workshop to coincide with the World AIDS Day commemorated every year on December 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Miss Seychelles Pageant to Be Held Dec. 7 After Covid Postponement
[Seychelles News Agency] The Miss Seychelles National Pageant will be held on December 7 following its postponement in June due to COVID-19, said Beauty Empowerment Seychelles, the organisers of the pageant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 2 Nature Reserves in Seychelles Re-Open After New Health Measures, Facility Upgrades
[Seychelles News Agency] Two major nature reserves in Seychelles have reopened for visitors after closing to tourists and residents for several months. The opening of these parks comes at a time when the island nation is relaunching its tourism sector amidst the COVID pandemic still raging around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news