World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
To Dr Margaret Chan,
I am writing to you in relation to the current health status of the country Seychelles. It has become apparent that the world health organisation statistics and reports based on it's online web site has not been updated or still maintains a fictional status of the countries current states. States in Health Profile, Risk Factors, Nutrition, Country Collaboration, Mortality and burden of disease as well as the Health systems.
The world health organisation reports remaining outdated paints a less then far more detailed account of these mentions above. To site a few examples part of major concerns needed for investigative purpose and reported are:
The Salinity Level in the newly ventured desalination projects and working facilities by government. It is alleged that most of these machines are beyond Seychelles maintenance capability simply meaning maintenance of filter cells for the machine and servicing can cost thousand of dollars weekly, daily or monthly. Under an IMF reform program from declared country Bankruptcy Seychelles cannot incur more over spending in non lucrative or beneficial projects such as the type of desalination plants they have acquired.
The effects of poorly processed water supply is causing vast population concerns over health risk's such as liver, colon and internal organs problems could lead to cancer and more. This is observed in the rise of diseases statistic from the hospital patients. Government says the same water is very potent and consumable by the general public yet every event offices and even their national assembly buys outside source of private bottled water bottles to consume.
The prison of Seychelles is another issue as there are no separations from felony and misdemeanor. Every convicts are only classified in gender. Whether captured Somali Pirates may pose risk's of any diseases they can carry our locals are exposed to these risk's in 10 folds because of lapses to properly cater containment and inspection on detention. Hepatitis was discovered in prison and acknowledge to had been from a Somali Pirate convict and more.
On another scale Seychelles has now ventured into seeking and employing international consultants to tell government that improper or poorly built, and maintained housing construction projects with drainage can be hazardous during rough weathers as happened before. Seychelles constant use of underground septic tanks is one of the main concerns when in the midst of heavy winds and rain causing these poorly approved projects in improper area to result catastrophe " Septic tank overflow and spills, contaminants from rodents and improperly stored or disposed chemicals carried by floods exposing risk's of infection to the general population."
La Misere district on Mahe Seychelles faced river water pollution from Ascon Construction workers excrement's leaking into the river mouth from approved project by governmental authorities and facilities fully aware of the health risk's that overcrowded workers could lead to. They were building for the UAE Sheikh Khaliffa Bin Zayed Al Nayan and today a river source is still polluted with viruses.
The cost for food has become not only a free market but partially supervised and concerning authorities appointed by government are like area 51 silent as the lamb without wolves.
Fish that are captured by fisherman and stored in ice units sold on the market are not monitored or tested after sometimes two to three times transportation to and from the market back to storage because it had never occurred or crossed ones mind of its deterioration or consumption.
The market place where fish, vegetables and meat are sold is exposed to rodents and other creature scrapping for remains of prior food therefore they can easily also leave behind there excrement's and waste which if not properly cleaned can cause risk of infection when other items or persons comes into contact with it.
Just water spraying by government authorities contractors does not oversee safety.
Large bird that plundered rotting carcass of other animals and god knows what else circling the area to scavenge for food are also exposed or cause us to be exposed to all sort of diseases. There are simply no prevention team to handle the matter at hand.
Vaccinations has been imported and approved by government and their health administrative boards for population use though not compulsory the risk's and side effects are not made available to public or of knowledge to the local society.
A Crematorium has been approved has been approved by the authorities to be built in the midst of a residential area where residents leases apartments and babies dwells with their mothers. The Same crematorium has been is being built alongside a cemetery where open airway can easily allow gusting, or torrential winds to scatter the fumes from the burnt corpses to residents alleys and homes.
There are more concerns needed to be brought forward but for now i will leave it to the W.H.O to investigate and report.
Regards Jean Paul Isaac
A Freedom Loving Seychellois
Independent Human Rights Journalism