Seychelles WHO Country Office


  • Accreditation of the Seychelles Hospital as Baby-Friendly The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, aims to ensure that maternity facilities become centres to protect, promote & support breastfeeding. The initiative has measurable and proven impact, increasing the likelihood of babies being exclusively breastfed for the first six months.
  • Seychelles celebrates 5th African Vaccination week Under the theme ‘Vaccination: A gift for life’, Seychelles joined the rest of the African region to celebrate African Vac-cination Week from the 24th to 30th April 2015. This year’s commemoration in the Seychelles focused more on raising awareness and reinforcing immunisation health messages to various target groups, with the objective of further strengthening immunization programmes and coverage in the country. On this day, the Minister of Health Honorable Mitcy Larue released her AVW message on national media, where she…
  • 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”.