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

Seychelles: CNN's Richard Quest - Seychelles Has Strictest Covid-19 Measures of All Countries Visited
[Seychelles News Agency] CNN's energetic international correspondent Richard Quest is back in Seychelles to film a new segment for his show "Quest's World of Wonder". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Students Boost Blood Bank Drive, As Seychelles' Health System Seeks More Donors
[Seychelles News Agency] In need of both blood and more donors, the National Institute of Health and Social Studies (NIHSS) conducted a blood drive Thursday to help boost the country's depleted blood bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' Second-Quarter GDP Drops 17 Percent Due to Covid-19 Effects
[Seychelles News Agency] Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Seychelles' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 17.2 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period a year earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 50 Hotels in Seychelles Welcoming Visitors From 7 Special Status Countries
[Seychelles News Agency] Around 50 hotel establishments in Seychelles are welcoming visitors from seven special status countries since October 1 to ensure that there are fewer cancellations in bookings coming from the island nations' main tourism markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Endangered reptile species being sold as pets could be in danger of extinction, warn scientists
(Natural News) For decades, nothing has brought species closer to the brink of extinction like poaching and illegal trade. In a major breakthrough, a trio of ecologists found that people can purchase about 4,000 reptile species online, including the endangered speckled tortoise and the Seychelles tiger chameleon. The researchers came about this finding after scouring the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Filling Tourist Void, Students Aid Scientific Studies On Seychelles' Aride Island
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' remote Aride island is using more students as volunteers to continue its scientific monitoring programmes which have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: A Canadian Family Sailing Around the World Finds Safe Harbour in Seychelles Amidst Covid
[Seychelles News Agency] A Canadian family that is sailing around the world is currently enjoying the seas of Seychelles as they take a break in their quest. The Lim family - parents Amber and Jeff, with children Carden, 13, and Morley 9 - were amongst a group of boaters who arrived in the island nation when it opened its borders to private jets and sailing yachts on June 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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