Fundamental Changes Needed at UN Summit to Tackle Global Food Insecurity
Discussion of such issues, alongside such products’ environmental impacts, have been minimised as part of the Summit process. Was that to avoid Big Food’s’ discomfort at discussing the most unhealthy and unsustainable foods? UN organisations and their staff are well aware of such issues but have been pressured to “come to the table” with companies they know are more interested in driving shareholder value than contributing to sustainability and public health. Such companies have a history of unethical marketing of unhealthy foods to children, or persuading poor mothers not to breastfeed. For...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nick Nisbett - Lesli Hoey - Graziano da Silva Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Seychelles: 60-Bed Field Hospital From Qatar Opens - a Back-Up Facility for Covid Cases
[Seychelles News Agency] A new 60-bed field hospital that will be used if Seychelles' current facilities become overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients was officially opened on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Football Federation League Play to Start November 20 - Spectator Issue Being Debated
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Football Federation has confirmed that the 2021/22 league season will start on November 20 after a revision of COVID-19 restrictions which allow for competitive team sports to take place without spectators. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 5 Ways Covid-19 Pushed Seychelles to Innovate for the Better
[Seychelles News Agency] COVID-19 will go down in modern history as being the pandemic that forced mankind to adapt to the new normal, including social and physical distancing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: National Assembly Member Urges Seychelles' Government to Make Menstrual Products More Accessible
[Seychelles News Agency] A female member of the National Assembly is urging the government to take measures to make menstrual hygiene products for girls and women more accessible to those who cannot afford them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Changes in mortality related to traumatic brain injuries in the Seychelles from 1989 to 2018 - Abio A, Bovet P, Valentin B, B ärnighausen T, Shaikh MA, Posti JP, Lowery Wilson M.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a significant source of disability and mortality, which disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries. The Republic of Seychelles is a country in the African region that has experienced rapid s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Re-Opens Doors to Travellers From South Africa
[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors from South Africa are again allowed to enter Seychelles, as of September 13, after the Ministry of Health removed the country from its restricted list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Group to Study Covid's Effects On Fishing Industry Across Indian Ocean
[Seychelles News Agency] The federation of associations regrouping artisanal fishermen from the Indian Ocean Commission has launched a study to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on their activities, said the chairman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychellois Youth Ages 12-17 Can Receive Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine Next Month
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will administer the Pfizer vaccine to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 at schools next month, a new phase in the island nation's COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 5 Super Beaches in Seychelles to Cure You From the Covid Travel Blahs
[Seychelles News Agency] Nearly 60,000 tourists have arrived in Seychelles since it re-opened its borders to the world on March 25 after shutting off tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism officials are forecasting up to 189,000 visitors by the end of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' First Specialist Paediatric Surgeon
[Seychelles News Agency] Marvin Fanny became Seychelles' first specialist paediatric surgeon after he completed a fellowship from the College of Medicine of South Africa and a master of medicine in paediatric surgery with the University of Pretoria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Cruise Ships to Return to Seychelles After 18-Month Covid-19 Hiatus
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will welcome vessels with a maximum of 300 passengers for the 2021-2022 cruise ship season from mid-November, said a top official, the first port calls to the island nation after an 18-month stoppage due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: A First in Seychelles - Clinic Helps Treat Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia
[Seychelles News Agency] The first private practice to offer neuropsychological services in Seychelles opened recently. NeuroSey offers services for individuals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, developmental delays, neurodiverse conditions and neurological disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' President - Pfizer Vaccines to Arrive - Tourism Numbers Back to Normal
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will receive a storage facility needed for Pfizer's version of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday in time for a consignment soon to arrive in the country, President Wavel Ramkalawan said in his third live news conference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Air Seychelles to Resume Flights to Mauritius in October After 18-Month Pause
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles will resume scheduled passenger flights to Mauritius starting October 3, the airline said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Covid-19 Cases in Seychelles Show Downward Trend, Restrictions Remain in Place
[Seychelles News Agency] The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Seychelles is showing a downward trend but restrictions will remain in place, said a top official on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Disinformation Dogs 'Breakthrough' Cases and the Sinopharm Vaccine
[Namibian] Since early May the African island nation of Seychelles has featured in Covid-19 anti-vaccine propaganda as infections skyrocketed, while at the same time the country enjoyed the distinction of being the most vaccinated population in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

All but TWO of the countries on UK's 'amber' travel list has fewer Covid cases than the UK right now
EXCLUSIVE: Britain's rapid rise in Covid cases means it now beats almost all of the countries on its red Covid travel list in terms of daily infections: Mongolia, the Seychelles, Tunisia and Namibia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“We Need to Act Now” — as Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Third Wave of Covid-19
Health workers on Bwama Island on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. “The threat of a third wave in Africa is real and rising”, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. “Our priority is clear – it’s crucial that we swiftly get vaccines into the arms of Africans at high risk of falling seriously ill and dying of COVID-19.” Credit: UNICEF/Catherine NtabaddeBy Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro SelassieWASHINGTON DC, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more br...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Tags: Africa Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Seychelles: A Seychellois Painter Celebrates His Birthday With an Exhibition Coloured By Covid
[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois artist who sometimes celebrates his birthday with an exhibition of his masterpieces unveiled a new collection this year devoted to the lockdown period during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: 3 Health Specialists in Seychelles to Boost Covid-19 Response - Presence of Variants Confirmed
[Seychelles News Agency] Three World Health Organisation specialists in epidemiology, laboratory and data analysis from the Africa CDC are doing a comprehensive evaluation on the COVID-19 situation in Seychelles, a health official said Thursday, a boost in expertise that comes as the presence of three COVID variants were confirmed in the archipelago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They ’re Battling Outbreaks.
More than 90 countries are using Covid shots from China. Experts say recent infections in those places should serve as a cautionary tale in the global effort to fight the disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: China Seychelles Islands Bahrain Mongolia Vaccination and Immunization Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Slated to Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Donations From U.S. Government
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles along with other African countries is set to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through a donation from the United States (US) under the COVAX programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Dietary Guidelines Emphasise Fruits, Vegetables, Warn Against Processed Food
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has new dietary guidelines that emphasise more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods full of salt and sugar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Bahrain, Seychelles Discuss Post-Covid-19 Challenges, Tourism and Technology
[Seychelles News Agency] Economic challenges post-COVID-19 were discussed between the two island states of Bahrain and Seychelles on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Europe's Progress Against Covid-19 Good for Seychelles, but Central Bank Has Wary Eye On Variants
[Seychelles News Agency] The easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Europe thanks to nations' rising vaccination numbers and falling infection rates will have positive effects on tourism in Seychelles, said a top official. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles to Conduct Study to Measure Covid-19 Immunity Levels
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' health authority will be conducting a serological survey to measure the COVID-19 immunity level among the population, a top health official said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles, UAE Open 'Travel Corridor' Between Countries for Covid Vaccinated Travellers
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a new travel corridor for vaccinated travellers between the two countries as part of bilateral cooperation and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Signs UN Declaration On Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has signed a United Nations declaration on equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines to show its support, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO reviewing Seychelles data after fully vaccinated get COVID
Country’s health ministry says a third of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in past week had had both doses of vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Swedish Tourists Will Return to Seychelles As Soon As They Are Vaccinated, New Ambassador Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Tourists from Sweden will return to Seychelles as soon as the Scandanavian country's population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, said the newly accredited Swedish ambassador. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Tourism Board Refutes Media Claims of False Positive Covid Tests
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Friday strongly refuted claims that the local health authority is issuing false positive COVID-19 tests as a way to force tourists to extend their time in the island nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles reintroduced Covid-19 measures despite being the most vaccinated nation in the world
All schools have been closed and sporting activities have been cancelled for two weeks in the Indian Ocean archipelago, as infections continue to surge despite widespread vaccinations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Restrictions Return in Seychelles, Forcing Schools to Close, Ban On Sports, Groups
[Seychelles News Agency] All educational institutions in Seychelles closed on Tuesday for three weeks as the health authority re-introduced societal restrictions to curb an increase in COVID-19 transmissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Despite $8 Million in Covid-Tourism Losses, Blue Safari Seychelles Continues Conservations Programmes
[Seychelles News Agency] Blue Safari Seychelles in partnership with Island Conservation Society (ICS) and Islands Development Company (IDC) is continuing to run programmes to protect ecosystems on four of Seychelles' outer islands despite huge financial difficulties due to a reduction in tourism arrivals because of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Revises Travel Advisory for India, Re-Implements Some Restrictions Due to Rising Covid-19 Cases
[Seychelles News Agency] The health authority in Seychelles is revising a travel advisory for India in view of a worsening of transmission of COVID-19 there, even as the island nation re-implements some restrictive social rules as the number of COVID cases is again rising at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Boost for New Drug Rehab Centre After U.S.$1.7 Million Donation From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Plans are underway in Seychelles for the construction of a new Drug Rehabilitation Centre on the site of a previous centre which burned down 10 years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Giant tortoises can remember their training even after 10 years – study
(Natural News) Scientists discovered that giant tortoises can remember skills that they learned a decade ago, exceeding their reputation as animals lacking in speed and cognitive ability. In their report, a research team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology studied Galapagos and Seychelles tortoises at zoos in Vienna and Zurich for nine years. For their experiment, they trained... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Covid-19 Testing Shows That South African Variant Is Present in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] COVID-19 samples tested at a laboratory in Kenya show that the South African variant is present in the island nation, said a top health official, though infection numbers are dropping thanks to Seychelles' world-leading vaccination rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How can we conserve Seychelles giant trevallies?
(Save Our Seas Foundation) A recent study revealed that to better conserve the giant trevally, an economically important game fish in the Seychelles, its nursery areas should be protected, as well as the bigger areas the large adults of the species frequently use. The study praises the Seychelles Marine Protected Areas and advises that St Joseph Atoll, the nursery area in the study, should not allow extractive fishing for species like giant trevally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seychelles: Former President of Seychelles Joins Group Asking Us to Lift Vaccine Patent Rules
[Seychelles News Agency] Former President of Seychelles, James Michel, joined other former world leaders of the Club de Madrid in addressing a letter to U.S President Joe Biden to consider giving support for a temporary suspension on patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Sees First Death of a Health Worker From Covid-19
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles recorded its first fatality among health workers from COVID-19 after the death of Gerry Govinden on Monday. The Ministry of Health sent condolences to family and friends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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