Situation et enjeux sanitaires aux Seychelles en 2012 [Health situation and issues in the Seychelles in 2012]

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serval:BIB_3B549140B040
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Situation et enjeux sanitaires aux Seychelles en 2012 [Health situation and issues in the Seychelles in 2012]
Journal
Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Author(s)
Bovet P., Gédéon J., Louange M., Durasnel P., Aubry P., Gaüzère B.A.
ISSN
2261-2211 (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Volume
23
Number
3
Pages
256-266
Language
french
Abstract
Off the coast of Kenya, the Seychelles, home to 87,400 inhabitants mostly of African origin, have largely completed their demographic and epidemiologic transitions. Major investments in infrastructure and social services have fostered steady economic growth. Health care and education are free. The predominance of chronic non-communicable diseases and rapid aging of the population nonetheless present significant challenges for public health and the health system. Like the other small island states in the region, the Seychelles continue to be threatened by arbovirus outbreaks. Health indicators are good, but the geographic isolation, the small and aging population, and limited resources make a major challenge maintaining and sustaining an effective workforce of health professionals, a constantly evolving technical platform, and increasing amount of medications particularly in view of the increasing burden of chronic diseases.
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