Health Services

Covid-19 Validation Perception Survey

Non-vaccinated respondents of a Vaccination Perception Survey held late last year have very strong opinion about the Covid-19 vaccine, and nothing can alter their decision.   This was the major finding of the survey carried out in November 2022 by the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS), in collaboration with

African leaders unite in pledge to end AIDS in children

Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have committed themselves, and laid out their plans, to end AIDS in children by 2030. International partners have set out how they would support countries in delivering on those plans, which were issued at the first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to

WHO: Over 1.6B People Infected with Neglected Tropical Diseases

Ahead of World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day Monday, the World Health Organization is calling for action to tackle these debilitating illnesses, which affect an estimated 1.65 billion people globally. A diverse group of 20 parasitic and bacterial tropical diseases is categorized as neglected. This is because they disproportionally affect people

Africa starts new year with low number of COVID-19 cases

Brazzaville – For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Africa is emerging from the holiday season without a significant spike in COVID-19 cases.   A total of 20,552 new cases were recorded in the first three weeks of January 2023, which represents a drop of 97% compared

Number of syphilis cases in Seychelles on the increase

The Ministry of Health has recorded a considerable increase in the number of syphilis cases in the last three months.   In 2022, 71 confirmed syphilis cases were reported in Seychelles. This represents almost a twelve-fold increase compared to 2021! The annual average between 2015 and 2021 has been 3