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

Conservationists discover hidden diversity in ancient frog family
(University of Kent) Research scientists led by the University of Kent have uncovered hidden diversity within a type of frog found only in the Seychelles, showing that those on each island have their own distinct lineage.The family tree of sooglossid frogs dates back at least 63 million years. They are living ancestors of those frogs that survived the meteor strike on earth approximately 66 million years ago, making them a highly evolutionarily distinct group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Joins the Rest of the World to Commemorate World Health Day 2019, Recognizing the Critical Role Health Workers Play in Achieving Universal Health Coverage
[WHO] An award ceremony for long serving employees of the Ministry of Health held in Victoria, Seychelles was the highlight of activities for World Health Day commemorated under the theme "Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, everywhere, every time" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: President Faure Attends Ministry of Health Long Service Awards
[Government of Seychelles] The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, was the guest of honour at the Ministry of Health Long Service Awards Ceremony 2019 held this afternoon at the Seychelles International Conference Centre (ICCS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Prescription Fee for Medication to Come Into Force in Seychelles in June
[Seychelles News Agency] Starting as of June 1, people receiving prescribed medication from a public health centre in Seychelles will have to pay a prescription fee, said a top health official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New WHO Report on the State of Health in the African Region Lauds Seychelles as Example
[Ministry of Health Republic of Seychelles] Minister Jean-Paul Adam participated in a special event at the 68th session of the African Health Ministers meeting in Dakar Senegal, to launch the new 'State of Health in the WHO African region' report, whereby Seychelles' efforts were hailed as exemplary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Getting help with the kids slows down ageing in female birds
(University of Groningen) Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. In each group, a dominant female and male reproduce. When helpers assist the with incubation and feeding of chicks, the dominant female breeders age more slowly and live longer, a study by biologists from the University of Groningen and colleagues shows. The results indicate how cooperative breeding -- which also occurs in other species, including humans -- can increase life span. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Females live longer when they have help raising offspring
(University of East Anglia) Research shows that females age more slowly and live longer when they have help raising their offspring.Researchers studied the relationship between ageing and offspring rearing patterns in the Seychelles warbler, and found that females who had assistance from other female helpers benefitted from a longer, healthier lifespan.The findings help explain why social species, such as humans, which live in groups and cooperate to raise offspring, often have longer lifespans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Historic Undersea Exploration Broadcast Conducted from the Indian Ocean
(ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles) — A British-led scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible. Monsoon storms and fierce underwater currents continued to present a challenge at greater depths as scientific work began in earnest on Tuesday off the Seychelles. The Associated Press has successfully broadcast the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast quality from manned submersibles using optical video transmission techniques, in which the pictures transmit through the waves using the ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON and JERRY HARMER / AP Tags: Uncategorized Indian Ocean ocean exploration onetime Source Type: news

Seychelles: Business Community in Seychelles Reacts to New Measures to Counter Alcohol Abuse
[Seychelles News Agency] Shopkeepers and alcohol producers in Seychelles expressed concerns over six new measures to tackle alcohol abuse announced by President Danny Faure in his recent State of the Nation address. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crucial milestone for critically endangered bird
(University of Kent) A team led by a conservation biologist from the University of Kent has successfully relocated threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a different island to help prevent their extinction.Four females and two males were caught on Denis Island and taken to Curieuse Island, where they joined 11 males and nine females who were moved there from La Digue Island at the end of last year. Four weeks after that release, the first birds had nested, with the first chick recently fledged. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seychelles: Hospital in India Interested in Seychelles' Ministry of Health Partnership for Patient Treatment
[Seychelles News Agency] The Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute from Kerala, India, is looking to partner with the Seychelles' Ministry of Health in the areas of health care, education, and research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Hearing Impaired Community in Seychelles to Have a New Centre Next Year
[Seychelles News Agency] People with hearing impairment in Seychelles will have adequate space to conduct their activities in a new centre that will be established next year, said a member of the local association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: President Faure Participates in HIV Testing for World Aids Day
[Government of Seychelles] On the occasion of the World AIDS Day, commemorated internationally on 1 December, President Danny Faure was the guest of honour at the AIDS Day events held at the Seychelles Pension Fund Complex, Grand Anse Praslin this morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Sets Course to Establish a Nutrition Information System
[WHO] In response to the need to have a holistic information system that can continuously collect, analyse and interpret data related to nutrition, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is supporting the Ministry of Health in Seychelles to develop the country's Nutrition Information System (NIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:HIV Transmissions Seen Increasing Among Syringe-Using Drug Users
[Seychelles News Agency] The way HIV is transmitted is changing in Seychelles from a sexually transmitted virus to one passed on among drug users, an official at the Ministry of Health said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Increase in HIV Transmissions Among Syringe-Using Drug Users
[Seychelles News Agency] The way HIV is transmitted is changing in Seychelles from a sexually transmitted virus to one passed on among drug users, an official at the Ministry of Health said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:WHO and Partners Take First Step to Develop National Action Plan for Health Security to Improve Emergency Preparedness
[WHO] Seychelles, 6th August 2018 - Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has ended a two days workshop to develop the Seychelles Nation Action Plan on Health Security (NAPHS). The workshop took place at the Savoy Hotel, Beau Vallon, Mahe on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd August 2018. It was facilitated by two WHO staff, Dr Allan Mpairwea and Mr Antonio Oke and brought together multi stakeholders including various line Ministries and agencies, Laboratories, Educational institut (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news