Seychelles WHO Country Office

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  • UNESCO’s ‘Young People Today: Time to Act Now’ Initiative supports HIV/AIDS interventions in Seychelles Victoria, Seychelles, 15th April 2015 - Seychelles has a concentrated epidemic of HIV. This means that though the prevalence is less than 1% in the general population, some special population have high incidence rates.
  • Seychelles embarks on Neglected Tropical Diseases mapping survey Victoria, Seychelles, 15th April 2015 - The Seychelles has embarked on a national mapping survey for Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH) or otherwise known as intestinal worm infections. Funded by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative is part of the global 2020 Neglected Tropical Disease Goals aimed at accelerating work in all countries to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
  • WHO supports Seychelles third national Effective Vaccine Management Assessment Victoria, Seychelles, 15th April 2015 - “The outcome of the effective vaccine management assessment has indicated marked improvement in the performance of Seychelles’ vaccine management systems and procedures currently in place”.
  • Social Determinants of NCD and other public health issues in Seychelles WHO In response to the call in the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health (2011) and the Strategy for addressing the key determinants of Health in the African Region (2010) for Member States to produce evidence-based research on health inequalities, the Government of Seychelles with financial assistance from the World Health commissioned the study to identify social and economic factors which disadvantage certain population groups from realizing their potential life years.
  • WHO hands over Blood Donation Van at World Blood Donor Day Ceremony The theme for this year’s World Blood Donation Day was “Safe blood for saving mothers”, placing emphasis on increasing awareness about the importance of timely access to safe blood and blood products to prevent maternal deaths. For this occasion, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the WHO Country office organised a ceremony and reception to thank all blood donors in the country. The highlight of the ceremony was the handing over of a blood donation van by WHO Liaison Officer…