Public health and Covid-19 on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles

Healthcare on the Seychelles is rather above average in a worldwide 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 72.7 years for men and 82.0 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 5.0 years lower (men: 69.8 / women: 74.9 years).

A total of 839.77 USD per inhabitant is spent annually on health measures at state expense. This corresponds to approximately 5.2 percent of the gross domestic product. Internationally, this amount averages 1,115.01 USD (~ 9.8% of the respective GDP).

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Spread of COVID-19 on the Seychelles

Since the beginning of the pandemic until March 27th, 2023, a total of 50,937 infected people and 172 deaths have been reported on the Seychelles.

The total of 50,937 infected people currently represents 51.79 percent of the total population.

Current vaccination status

According to official WHO data, a total of 224,020 vaccine doses have been administered as of March 19th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 88,498 people who have received at least one vaccination (90.0 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 44,936 people (45.7 percent).

83,494 of these are considered fully vaccinated on the Seychelles (= 84.9 percent).
This makes the Seychelles one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 28 countries.

Weight and size

Body height175 cm162 cm
Weight78.7 kg73.8 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 B0.09%0.08%
DTP *9.40%8.14%

* DTP is a 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, 20.2 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 12 percent.

Medical supplies

Public health and Covid-19 on the SeychellesThe 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 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.

With about 94 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 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 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.


The above data correspond to the information from the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The case numbers for the spread of the COVID-19 come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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