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November 29, 2017

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29th November 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially reported the plague outbreak in Madagascar to be contained in an update dated 27th November 2017. The 27th November marked 14 days after the last case of plague was reported. In light of this development, the Public Health Authority is lifting the imposed travel...
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27th November 2017 – The Health Care Agency will sign an agreement for the purchase of medical equipment under the 36.5 million Seychelles Rupees received from the Government of Indian on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 1.30pm. Equipment purchased under this grant will be from an enterprise of the Indian Government, HLL Infra Tech Services...
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22nd November 2017 – The WHO update of 20th November has declared that the epidemic phase of the plague outbreak in Madagascar is ending but is not over. WHO will usually declare an outbreak to be over after two maximum incubation periods has passed (2×7=14 days). However, given the endemic status of plague in Madagascar...
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14th November 2017 – The Ministry of Health will host the Secretary General of Rehabilitation International (RI), Ms Venus M Ilagan at the Red Roof Building on Friday 17th November 2017at 11am. Ms M Ilagan will pay a courtesy call the Minister for Health, Mr Jean Paul Adam at 11 am to discuss new partnerships...
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13th November 2017 – To commemorate the world wide occurrence of Diabetes Day 2017, on Tuesday 14th November 2017, the Ministry of Health is hosting a half day forum between 8.30 am and 12.30p, at the Sheikh Kalifah Diagnostic Centre. The aim of the activity is to explore appropriate diabetes self-management skills and practices amongst...
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13th November 2017 – Mr Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles will unveil the plaque of the Seychelles Family Hospital in Perseverance 1, officially opening the facility to the public, on Thursday 16th November 2017. This will take place in a ceremony at the hospital at 3pm. In attendance will be the Vice...
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13th November 2017 – The Minister for Health met with the Nurses Association Republic of Seychelles (NARS) on Thursday 9th November 2017, to further discuss terms of the proposed scheme of service for nurses and midwives. Opening the meeting, Minister Adam expressed appreciation of the Association for working with the Ministry of Health to give...
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31st October 2017 – The Plague outbreak in Madagascar persists but is reported to be slowing down. The capital Antananarivo is the most affected area with predominantly pneumonic type. All countries in the region are on heightened surveillance and alert, and have issued travel advisory. Many other countries outside the Indian Ocean have also issued...
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31st October 2017 – The island of Reunion has been registering an increase in influenza activity since August 2017. The peak of the epidemic was around mid to late September and has been on the decline ever since. Up to week 41, 2017, there were 42 admissions of which 33% tested positive for A(H1N1)pdm09, 44%...
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31st October 2017 – On Tuesday 31st October 2017, patients and staff from the Female Medical Ward of the Seychelles Hospital will relocate to the newly built Family Hospital situated on the peripheries of Perseverance. Moving the entire ward is necessary to kick start the redevelopment plan of the Seychelles Hospital. It will include renovations,...
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