Seychelles: Polio-Free for 55 Years, Seychellois Authorities Urge Public to Continue Taking the Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Public health authorities in Seychelles are urging residents to continue to take the vaccine against polio, which hasn't been seen in Seychelles since 1966. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: No Covid-19 Cases Among Health Personnel Treating Patients in Seychelles in Challenging Circumstances
[Seychelles News Agency] Health professionals in Seychelles find the island nation's COVID-19 quarantine and isolation centres challenging, since they were not designed for their current purpose, but the doctor in charge noted and celebrated the fact that no health workers caring for COVID patients have been infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Japan Gives Seychelles $1 Million for Medical Equipment to Fight Covid-19
[Seychelles News Agency] The government of Japan is giving nearly $1 million to Seychelles to purchase medical equipment to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: More Than Half of Seafarers Once Covid-Positive in Seychelles Now Test Negative
[Seychelles News Agency] Most of the seafarers on a Spanish fishing fleet who tested positive for COVID-19 in Seychelles have recovered and gone back to work, a top health official said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 6 Seychellois With Loose Connection to Spanish Fleet Test Positive for COVID-19
[Seychelles News Agency] Six Seychellois citizens who work with one of the ground agents of the Spanish fishing fleet operating in the Seychelles' waters have tested positive for COVID-19, said the Public Health Commissioner on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative Financial Approaches Key to Unleash SIDS Economic Potential
By Ambassador Lois M YoungNEW YORK, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Our world is transfixed by the great human toll and economic impact of the worst global pandemic in a century. For the 65 million inhabitants of small island developing states (SIDS), the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is reminiscent of the worst forms of extreme weather events that SIDS contend with annually. Such events cost lives, undermine our hard-earned development gains, and hamper the aspirations and quality of life of our people. Our governments are routinely compelled to shift already scarce resources from social and economic investments to recovery...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ambassador Lois M Young Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Seychelles: World Bank Approves $ 15 Million Loan to Help Seychelles Counter COVID's Economic Effects
[Seychelles News Agency] The World Bank has approved a $15 million loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to support Seychelles' response to the economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Nearly 190 Seychellois Could Lose Jobs Due to COVID Slowdown
[Seychelles News Agency] Nearly 190 Seychellois workers could lose their jobs after 91 businesses in Seychelles have filed for permission to make employees redundant as they cannot sustain their activities, said a top government official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Jack Ma Foundation Makes Another COVID Medical Donation to Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] A third-round donation of medical supplies from the Jack Ma Foundation will help the Seychelles' Health Care Agency in its response plan in case of a second wave of COVID-19, a top official said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Is Free of COVID-19 After 11th Patient Tests Negative
[Seychelles News Agency] All 11 patients in Seychelles who had tested positive for COVID-19 have, after a period of treatment, now tested negative for the virus, Public Health Commissioner Jude Gedeon said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Meeting Africa's Liquidity Needs While Protecting Market Access - Appeal from Finance & Development Ministers
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Statement co-signed by the ministers of finance and / or ministers of development of the following countries: Angola, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in Small Island Developing States
An undersea restaurant in the Maldives, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)By Pamela Coke-HamiltonGENEVA, May 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain its diffusion are taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a contraction of the tourism sector by 20% to 30% in 2020. This estimate is likely to be conservative for countries relying on foreign tourists, as the recent data on daily air traffic indicate a drop of almost 80% since January 2020. While many economic sectors are expecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pamela Coke-Hamilton Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Seychelles: China, Abu Dhabi Donate Tonnes of Medical Supplies to Seychelles to Fight COVID-19
[Seychelles News Agency] The China-based Jack Ma Foundation has donated a two-tonne consignment of medical testing kits and medicine to Seychelles as part of humanitarian aid to help fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: COVID-19 - 2,300 Bookings Worth U.S.$ 3.8 Million Cancelled, Survey Finds
[Seychelles News Agency] A three-day survey carried out in Seychelles shows that at least 2,367 bookings worth $3.8 million were cancelled between February 25 and March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the finance minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four more African nations confirm coronavirus, new controls put in place
Mauritania, Rwanda, Seychelles and Central African Republic confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing to 23 the number of African countries that have reported positive tests for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seychelles: 2 Seychellois Test Positive for COVID-19 As Globe-Sweeping Virus Reaches Island Nation
[Seychelles News Agency] Two Seychellois who arrived in Seychelles from Italy have tested positive for the COVID-19, the Public Health Commissioner said on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest updates: Trump extends travel ban to UK and Ireland
Ivanka Trump working from home as a precaution; US House passes virus aid package; China records 11 new cases; WHO says Europe is at centre of pandemic. Follow live newsVirus sparks calls to extend Brexit transitionJet2 planes turn back in mid-air as firm cancels Spain flightsTeaching union asks PM why schools are not being closedNewborn baby tests positive for coronavirus in LondonShare your experiences6.16pmGMTA second patient has died of the Covid-19 virus in Ireland, the country ’s chief medical officer Tony Holohan told journalists on Saturday.The total number of confirmed cases in the country has increased to 1...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Molly Blackall, Melissa Davey (earlier), Aaron Walawalkar (now) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Australia news UK news US news Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Expands China Virus Travel Ban to South Korea, Italy and Iran
[Seychelles News Agency] In a revised travel advisory issued by the Public Health Authority, no persons from Seychelles apart from returning residents are allowed to travel to China, including the Special Administrative Region (SAR), South Korea, Italy and Iran with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Nurses' and Midwives' Critical Role to the Provision of Health Services in the Seychelles Strongly Articulated At the Launching of the 'Year of the Nurse and Midwife'
[WHO] Nurses' and midwives' critical role to the provision of health services in the Seychelles strongly articulated at the launching of the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: State of the Nation - Seychelles to Scrap Value Added Tax On Food Commodities to Reduce Cost of Living
[Seychelles News Agency] The government of Seychelles plans to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) from all food commodities as part of measures to reduce the cost of living, President Danny Faure said in his State of the Nation address on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Seychelles Joins Treaty to Help African Nations Procure Affordable, Quality Medicine
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has signed the Africa Medicine Agency Treaty which helps African nations ensure safe and affordable access to quality medical products, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Coronavirus - Govt Bans Inbound Visitors Who Were Recently in China
[Seychelles News Agency] Starting Monday, all flights coming to Seychelles will not be allowed to board passengers or crew who have been to China in the last 14 days in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a top health official in the island nation said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
By Wayan Vota, Director of digital health Smartphones have revolutionized the way health workers do business. Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.January 30, 2020It’s been ten years since the first truly affordablesmartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP insub-Saharan Africa.But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’sdigital healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

Seychelles: UAE Donates System to Integrate, Store Patient Medical Records in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received a state-of-the-art radiology information system from the United Arab Emirates that will help provide higher quality service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' Ministry of Health Bans Travel to China Due to Coronavirus
[Seychelles News Agency] People from Seychelles are not allowed to travel to China except returning Chinese residents until further notice due to the coronavirus threat, the Ministry of Health said in a travel advisory update on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Seychelles: UAE to Fund, Design $ 3.6 Million Drug Rehab Centre in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] The United Arab Emirates has agreed to fund and help design a drug rehabilitation centre in Seychelles, State House announced on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' First and Only Beachside Outdoor Gym a Success With Both Visitors and Locals
[Seychelles News Agency] Think that a fitness gym has to be inside a stuffy building? Think again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Seychelles Reaches UN's 'Very High' Development Group, Validating Investments in Health, Education
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has been placed in the 'Very High Development' group of the 2019 United Nations Human Development (UNDP) report, becoming the first African country to reach such a rank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: UAE Donates U.S.$ 2 Million to Help Seychelles With Specialised Medical Care
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received a $2 million donation from the United Arab Emirates to support medical specialisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Drug Rehab Centre to Be Built in Bon Espoir to Tackle Drug Programme, Seychelles' Government Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Tackling the drug problem in Seychelles is a top priority of the government, which views the country's methadone programme as a cost-effective method to deal with the threat, top officials said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: To Help Fight Against Cancer, Seychelles' Second Island 'Braves the Shave'
[Seychelles News Agency] The Cancer Concern Association on Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest island, organised a fund-raising activity to finance a hospice for individuals needing palliative care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: HIV/Aids Cases More Common Among Men in Because of Drug Use, Sex
[Seychelles News Agency] HIV/AIDS cases in Seychelles are more common among men, a fact attributed to factors such as intravenous drug use and men having sex with men, said a top health official. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: Hearing-Impaired Community in Seychelles Gets Its First Sign Language Dictionary
[Seychelles News Agency] The hearing-impaired community in Seychelles has its own sign language dictionary for the first time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: President of Seychelles Travels to Kenya for Conference On Population, Development
[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will attend the summit of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Kenya from November 12-14, State House said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Multi Countries Workshop On Tobacco Taxation Policy and Sustainable Health Financing
[WHO] The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a high-level two-day workshop on tobacco taxation and sustainable health financing in Monrovia, Liberia from 19th to 20th September 2019. The participants at the workshop included focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco Control in the Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health from selected countries in the Region including: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mauritius , Seychelles, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Libe (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Amid Global Outbreaks, Seychelles Begins Vaccination Campaign Against Two Types of Measles
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Ministry of Health has started a national vaccination campaign against German measles and measles as a prevention measure in the face of outbreaks in all regions of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Study - No Reason to Be Alarmed At Mobile Phone Frequency Radiation in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Exposure from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields radiation in Seychelles is well below recommended international guidelines for public exposure, a study has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: First 'Brave the Shave' Event in Seychelles Raising Funds for Cancer Centre
[Seychelles News Agency] Some ten ladies courageously shaved off their hair on Saturday, as a sign of solidarity for cancer patients and victims, during the first of its kind event in Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Health Officials Meet to Validate Disease Surveillance and Response Guidelines
[Seychelles News Agency] Health officers in Seychelles met to validate the country's version of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in a workshop held on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Engages On Ways to Redefine Bringing Health for All At First 'National Primary Health Care Conference'
[WHO] In Seychelles, every Seychellois is entitled to basic health care as enshrined in its Constitution. In the early 1980s, the country adopted the primary health care approach, where all Seychellois, irrespective of their living circumstances, receives primary health services free of charge at the point of use in the public sector. Close to forty years down the line, with the technical support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry of Health (MoH) held a national conference to take stock of the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Sick Mother Behind Medical Cannabis Push May Die Before Framework Is Set
[Seychelles News Agency] After a two-year battle, Ralph Volcere won his petition asking the government to make regulations for the medical use of cannabis on May 31. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life
(Lancaster University) Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seychelles: In Pursuit of Rights and Choices for All in Seychelles
[UNFPA] The celebration of UNFPA's 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD') is an opportunity to fulfill the visionary agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to reach those who have been left behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Stop Discrimination, Seek Treatment for HIV, President Says
[Seychelles News Agency] That was the message from the Seychelles' President Danny Faure on Friday at the launching of a national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: 'Don't Waste, Eat!' Programme Delivers 200 Kg of Food to 35 Families in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Over 200 kg of food was distributed to around 35 families in the Seychelles' eastern Mahe district of Roche Caiman on Sunday as part of the "Don't Waste, Eat!" food waste reduction programme'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: UNCT Family Retreated in Seychelles Over One Week Activities
[WHO] The UNCT Family Retreat, held at the Savoy Hotel in the idyllic island of Seychelles, spread over one week, with the participation of delegates from diverse UN Organisations and Government Officials uniting for the first time to achieve as 'Delivering as One'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Courtesy Visit of the UNCT Retreat Members to the President of Seychelles
[WHO] His Excellency, the President of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure welcomed the UN delegation for a courtesy visit in the morning of Tuesday April 16, 2019 at the State House of Seychelles. H.E. Mr D. Faure recognized and acknowledged the commitment of the UN delegation, lead respectively by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director, East and Southern Africa of UNFPA and Her Excellency Ambassador Christine Umutoni, UN Resident Coordinator for Mauritius and Seychelles. The delegation also comprised Regional Director (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news