Geriatric care boosted through signing of MOU

The Ministry of Health, the Health Care Agency and the Seychelles Alzheimer’s Foundation hosted a delegation from Sweden from the 29th January until 3rd February 2019. Representatives of the City of Umea, Region of Västerbotten and University of Umea were paying a visit to Seychelles with the aim of helping the Health Care Agency to develop a comprehensive geriatric services, with a focus on dementia.

During their visit the Swedish delegation were introduced to existing facilities in North East Point, on-going and future projects in this field, and discussed the possibilities for cooperation on development of highest quality care for the elderly. Other local partners (during the deliberations and discussions) included the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs, the National Council for the Elderly, Health care workers and Health managers.

The Swedish guests also gave a series of lectures. On Friday the 1st February 2019, the morning lecture, (Sheik Khalifa Conference Room) which was also open for the public, focused on early recognition of dementia, caring for the people with dementia, as well as the possibilities for academic and professional exchange. The lectures started at 9am.

The visit ended with the signing of several memorandums of understanding between Ministry of Health and aforementioned institutions from the north of Sweden- City of Umea, Region of Västerbotten and University of Umea at the Sheik Khalifa Conference Room at 9:30am on Saturday the 2nd February 2019.