Corona virus and healthcare on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles is slightly above average in a global comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age on the Seychelles is 68.5 years for men and 77.4 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 0.3 years lower (men: 70.4 / women: 74.9 years).

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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus on the Seychelles

The inhabitants of the Seychelles are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By July 5th, 2020, 11 infected persons have been reported in the country, but not yet any deaths.The first confirmed infections were reported on March 14th, 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear. The country reached its peak so far on March 30th with 2 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected on the Seychelles

The graph shows the number of people infected.

Fatalities have not yet been reported. Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Development in the last days

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Weight and size

Body height175 cm162 cm
Weight78.4 kg73.7 kg


SeychellesØ worldwide
Diabetes *12.30%8.81%

* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.

Child vaccinations

SeychellesØ worldwide
Hepatitis B0.10%0.08%
DTP *9.90%8.59%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
On the Seychelles, 21.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
12 percent of newborns are underweight.

Medical supplies

The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals on the Seychelles is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.6 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The worldwide average here is 2.7 beds and within the EU there are even 5.6 beds for every 1000 inhabitants.

With about 92 physicians on the Seychelles, there are about 0.95 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.

Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 21 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.


Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).