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: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

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

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

Seychelles:Govt Revises Outdated Mental Health Law
[Seychelles News Agency] Mentally ill patients in Seychelles will now have a say on how they are treated and can appeal against decisions they do not approve in a court being set up for them, the health minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Benefits of Fish Consumption Overcome Negative Mercury Effects, Seychellois Scientist Says
[Seychelles News Agency] The benefits of fish consumption outweigh any potential harm that may arise from the associated intake of mercury, a Seychellois scientist says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

International Partners in Seychelles Study Gather in Rochester
More than three decades of research in the Seychelles have consistently shown that high levels of fish consumption by pregnant mothers do not produce developmental problems in their children. The international team of researchers behind this study, one of the largest and longest population studies of its kind, is meeting this week in Rochester. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychellois Facebook Food Group Launches Own Recipe-Filled Website
[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois Facebook cookery group - 'Ki Menu Tanto' - that promotes the culinary endeavours of its over 23,000 members has launched its own website. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Bans Ready-to-Eat Meat Products From South Africa Over Listeria Outbreak
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Public Health Authority has imposed a temporary ban on all ready-to-eat meat products imported from South Africa since an outbreak of listeria was declared in the African country earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles Finds A Novel Way To Swap Its Debt For Marine Protections
The Indian Ocean nation has brokered a novel deal that is intended to protect nearly one third of its marine area and is thought to be the first of its kind.(Image credit: Tate Drucker/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Eyes Taxing Sugary Drinks in 2019 to Fight Rising Obesity
[Seychelles News Agency] In an effort to counter rising obesity in Seychelles, the government plans to begin taxing sugary drinks in the island nation in 2019 as a way to reduce illnesses associated with high sugar intake. The increased tax rates have not yet been set. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Appointment of Board of Public Health Authority
[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has appointed the new Board of the Public Health Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague in Madagascar: Recent Introduction in the Seychelles
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/13/2017 This 10-page report assesses the likelihood of spread of the outbreak of plague in Madagascar to other countries, in particular neighboring countries, including the European Union (EU) Outermost Regions and EU Overseas Countries and Territories. It discusses the risk for EU citizens residing in or traveling to the affected areas in Madagascar; for travelers to the Seychelles or other countries with imported cases from Madagascar; and related to a case of pneumonic plague in an aircraft or ship arriving from an affected area. (PDF) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)
Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Seychelles:Seychelles Ranks As World's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Nation in New Index
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is the world's most vegetarian-friendly country, according to a new Global Vegetarian Index. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles:Plague Tests On Cases in Seychelles Are Negative
[Seychelles News Agency] Results of tests done at the Institut Pasteur in France on the samples collected from persons showing plague-like symptoms in Seychelles are negative, the Public Health Authority said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a "probable" case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday as the disease continued to spread in Madagascar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suspected cases from Seychelles test negative for plague
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: plague [subject], bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, African Region [region], Press release [doctype], Seychelles [country] Source Type: news

Madagascar Plague Appears to Have Spread to Seychelles - WHO Madagascar Plague Appears to Have Spread to Seychelles - WHO
A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Madagascar plague appears to have spread to Seychelles: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - A probable case of plague in the Seychelles, imported from Madagascar, is believed to have sparked the Indian Ocean country's first outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seychelles – Suspected Plague (Ex- Madagascar)
On 10 October 2017, the Seychellois Ministry of Health notified WHO of a probable case of pneumonic plague. The probable case is a 34-year-old man who had visited Madagascar and returned to Seychelles on 6 October 2017. He developed symptoms on 9 October 2017 and presented to a local health centre. Based on a medical examination and reported history of recent travel to Madagascar, pneumonic plague infection was suspected and he was immediately referred to hospital where he was isolated and treated. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Seychelles reports plague case linked to Madagascar outbreak
Authorities in Seychelles say a man was diagnosed with pneumonic plague after returning from Madagascar, where a plague outbreak has killed dozens of people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Plague May Have Spread From Madagascar to Seychelles A case of plague has been reported in the Seychelles, health officials say. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague
A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Plague Madagascar Seychelles Islands Source Type: news

Seychelles: Visitors to Seychelles Who Spent Time in Madagascar to Be Monitored By Health Officials
[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors to Seychelles who have visited Madagascar or transited through that island nation in the last seven days will be placed under observation by health officials upon arrival to Mahe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Birds who live next to family or friends are healthier
Scientists from the University of East Anglia studied Seychelles warblers  to test whether birds with more familiar neighbours had more peaceful territories and better health (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: President to Work With Mauritius on Drug User Rehabilitation
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Mauritius will exchange experiences in the rehabilitation of drug users and cooperate in the social and education sectors, according to discussions between the leaders of the two countries on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: U.S. Eye Specialists to Help Vision-Impaired Seychellois
[Seychelles News Agency] The charity group 'Make a Child Smile' is bringing in eye specialists from the United States to assist residents in Seychelles whose visions are impaired, said the founder of the group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Miss Seychelles Contestant Serah Jumaye Works to Help the Mentally Ill
[Seychelles News Agency] Participating in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant will make Serah Jumaye more aware of her heritage and feel more deeply rooted in the rich and diverse community of the island nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'Mahe Declaration' Commits Southern African States to Reduce HIV Among Girls, Women
[Seychelles News Agency] Women from southern African countries have committed themselves to addressing root causes of HIV among women and young girls by reducing poverty and ensuring access to quality health services and information. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Southern Africa's Women Leaders Meet in Seychelles to Advance Equality, Attention On HIV
[Seychelles News Agency] A group of 14 southern Africa states held its first-ever women's parliament conference this week in Seychelles where those attending focused on HIV infections among women in member countries of the South African Development Community, or SADC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news