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

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