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The Public Health Authority (PHA) wishes to inform members of the public that messages circulating on social media and digital platforms regarding a contaminated shipment of rice from Pakistan is not authentic. Investigations conducted by the Food Control Unit shows that the messages are related to an incident which occurred in 2013, whereby a shipment...
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Following notification of two confirmed cases of Ebola virus, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by the Ministry of Health of DRC on Tuesday 8th May 2018, the Public Health Authority of Seychelles is setting up proactive measures locally in line with the 2014 Ebola Response plan. Several...
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A dozen of experts in Tobacco Control from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters, Regional Office, South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda and Liberia will join Tobacco Control focal points in Seychelles for a 3 day workshop to finalise a Tobacco Enforcement and training manual for the WHO African Region (WHO AFRO) from the 17th to...
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During its routine screening of food handlers, the Public Health Authority recorded 15 out of 456 Indian Ocean Tuna (IOT) factory employees who tested positive for Shigella. Shigella is a group of bacteria which causes the infection shigellosis. Some people who are infected with the bacteria may have no symptoms at all. At the time...
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Following confirmation from the Ministry of Health in South Africa that the source of Listeria contamination and outbreak is processed meat, the Seychelles Public Health Authority has imposed a temporary ban on all ready-to-eat meat products imported from South Africa from Tuesday 6th March 2018. All processed meat products imported from the country, namely polonies,...
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Deliberations from a five day meeting evaluating the Ministry of Health’s implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) will be presented to the Minister for Health, Mr Jean Paul Adam, on Friday 9th March 2018 at 1pm during the closing ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in Beau Vallon. The meeting officially opened on Monday 5th...
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The Ministry of Health in partnership with AMSA is organising a series of activities to create awareness and empower the population, in particular women, to be more mindful of their kidney health in line with this year’s commemoration of  World Kidney 2018, under the theme ‘Kidney & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower’. The activities will...
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Thursday 15th February 2018 – The outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa continues with 32 additional cases recorded since the last update. Although there is a decreasing trend, new cases are being reported and there has so far been 107 death related to Listeriosis.   People should be reminded that Listeriosis is caused by the...
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Thursday 31st January 2018 – World Cancer Day will be observed across the globe on February 4th 2018. To commemorate this event, several activities is being organised by the Ministry of Health. The series of activities will begin with a seminar on Friday 2nd February 2018, as from 1pm to 3pm. This activity will be dominated by...
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Following the weekly Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Committee (IDSR) meeting chaired by the Public Health Commissioner on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, the Public Health Authority (PHA) is informing members of the public of an ongoing outbreak of Listeriosis, a food-borne infection, in South Africa. “The committee has deduced that the outbreak is persisting in...
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