Sunday, January 19, 2020

Samoa Measles Crisis Eases as Christmas Approaches

As Christmas approaches, the death toll remains at 79 and there have been only 28 newly recorded cases in the last 24 hours. There are...

Japan Sends a Second ‘Infectious Diseases Response Team’ to Help Samoa’s...

The second team of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team arrived in Samoa last Saturday to join the fight against the measles...

One More Life Lost as Death Toll Edges to 76 in...

Press Release No. 32 Wed 18 December 2019.  The Samoa Measles Outbreak death toll edges to 76 as Samoa loses another child under 5...

PM Directs Ministry of Health to Prioritise Post Mortems of Children

The Prime Minister has directed the Health Minsitry to prioritise arrangements for a pathologist to come from New Zealand for post mortems that the...

New Zealand Commits Longer Term Support for Samoa’s Health Service

Foreign Minister Vaovasamanaia Winston Peters today announced further support for Samoa’s longer term needs as it continues to respond to a devastating measles epidemic...

Samoa Measles Death Toll and Recorded Cases Show Signs of Slowing

1.30pm Thursday 12 December 2019, UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK The latest report issued this afternoon by Samoa's Ministry of Health confirms only 75 recorded...

Incredible Response from Emergency Medical Teams to Samoa’s Call for Help

  By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga Casey is the one-man-band Health Cluster Coordinator for the Pacific in charge of the organisation and coordination of the EMTS...

Death Toll Reaches 70 for Samoa Measles Outbreak

The National Emergency Operation Centre has iasued Update No.23 this morning confirming another 2 measles related deaths to take the death toll to 70. Despite...

Door-2-Door Mass Vaccination Campaign Takes Samoa’s Coverage to 89%

Samoa has reached 89% coverage for vaccinations against the measles following the door-to-door nation wide campaign that closed down the country for two days. Around...

“Should the Government of Samoa Say Sorry to its People?” Asks...

Dr Brian Deer of the UK Telegraph was stopped from questioning the Samoa Prime Minister at a press conference in Apia during the first...

Former Toa Samoa Prop Mose Masoe Suffers Career Ending Spinal Injury

Press Release Hull KR. Toa Samoa former prop Mose Masoe suffered a 'career-ending' spinal injury in Sunday’s pre-season game against Wakefield. This was confirmed...