Seychelles health situation analysis:
As in many other places around the world, the dengue situation is worsening in the Seychelles, and considering the fact that the vast majority of the population lives on the island of Mahe, vector elimination efforts should be focused there. Old reports provide details of DEN2 virus outbreaks, but it is likely that other serotypes of the virus have arrived in the Archipelago, causing new and more intense human health threats.
Dengue and Chikungunya elimination strategy proposed by Soper Strategies:
Soper Strategies proposes a vector elimination strategy, initially focused on the island of Mahe, based on an intensive waste management campaign to remove potential breeding sites of the Aedes albopictus mosquito, besides using biopesticides and insect growth regulators in breeding sites that cannot be removed. A multisectoral approach is required whereby multiple ministries (e.g. Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism) collaborate to achieve elimination of dengue and Chikungunya.