by William Muhwava
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, January 2014
Cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases are no longer the diseases of the wealthy. Today, they hamper the people and the economies of the poorest populations even more than infectious diseases. This represents a public health emergency in slow motion. In Seychelles, non-communicable diseases such strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, asthma and depression causes highest burden on mortality and morbidity. Thus, a large part of this report will be devoted to non-communicable diseases. However, HIV & AIDS is emerging as one of the serious health threats in Seychelles and hence is included in the report.