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Miss Nauru Calls for Conversations on ‘Taboo’ Areas of Women’s Health, Being Swept Under the Rug

Miss Nauru 2023, Alexandra Melody Pitcher, has called for a re-focus of health priorities on taboo areas of women’s health, as well as the mental and emotional well being of Pacific people, which she says has had to be placed on the backburner since the Covid-19 pandemic took priority in global healthcare systems. “The covid-19 […]

Samoa Launches Primary Care Approach to Address Chronic Kidney Disease on World Kidney Day

Health Ministry Cracks Down on Uncertified Online Food Catering Services

The Ministry of Health are cracking down on the increasing number of what they’ve described as online illegal food businesses offered to the public that do not have Health Certification or Notice of Compliance. In a public notice dated 11 January and signed by Samoa’s newly appointed Director General of Health, Aiono Dr Alec Ekeroma, […]

Reconnecting with our Lands and Samoa Traditional Knowledge: Inside Ms Sunshine Farms Samoa

Police Confirm Less Serious Crimes Since Liquor Board Stopped Locally Produced Vodka

  The Samoa Police can confirm a decrease in serious alcohol related crimes since the decision by the Alcohol Control Board to close down locally produced hard liquor. Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti told local media the number of serious alcohol-related crimes such as assault, manslaughter and murder have definitely decreased since cheap and unlabelled […]

Help Re-Employ Staff and Restore Livelihoods in Rural Communities

Church Presents its Annual Donation to National Kidney Foundation and Health Department

A Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS) named, Tautua i Puapuaga o Tagata (TPT) continue to make its annual donation to the National Kidney Foundation and other areas of the Ministry of Health including Savaii. Presented annually to coincide with the Fono Tele (annual church conference) at Malua, this years donation […]

Samoa is COVID-19 FREE, Last 12 Samples Test Negative

Ministry of Health Announces Typhoid Fever Vaccination Rollout

The Ministry of Health have declared a nation-wide vaccination rollout for typhoid fever, starting Monday 5th September to Friday 30th September 2022. A press release signed by Acting Director General of Health, Tagaloa Dr Robert Thomsen confirms the target group will be babies as young as 9 months old, to adults 45 years of age. […]

Women Trailing Behind Men as Samoa Passes 36,457 Vaccinations

Product Recall: Expired Crest Eggs from Fiji Unfit for Consumption – Samoa Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has put out an urgent product recall on a Crest Table Eggs imported from Fiji. A product recall notice dated 25 August 2022 is signed by Acting Director General of Health, Dr Glen Atoa Fatupaito. “..the recalled food product is expired and found to be unfit for consumption,” states the notice. […]

Bank South Pacific Joins Efforts Against Measles Epidemic

Samoa Covid Update: 56 Cases Over a Four-Day Period

The Ministry of Health in its latest 96-hour COVID-19 situational report confirmed 56 new positive cases with 54 confirmed community cases and 2 confirmed imported cases registered for the period from 2:00 pm 21st July to 25th July 2022. This taking the total number of cases (community and border) to 15,374. Currently, five (5) patients […]

Director of Health Says Human Error Caused the Death of Two Babies in Safotu Hospital Last Year

WHO Calls for Action to Prevent Tragic Deaths through Drownings

The World Health Organisation has called on governments and communities to take more action in working together to prevent tragic deaths through drowning. “In many cases, we know what works to prevent drowning. We’ve developed tools and guidance to help governments implement solutions – and if we do more together, we really can save thousands […]

Samoa Measles Epidemic Claims 2 More Lives

Samoa Covid Update: Get a Booster Shot – 75 New Cases Over Two Days

Situational Report 19 – 21July. The Ministry of Health in its latest COVID-19 situational report confirmed 75 new positive cases over the two days of 19th July, to 2pm 21st July, 2022. Eligible members of the public are also reminded to visit a nearby hospital for their first or second dose of the vaccine, and […]

Japan Supports Samoa with COVID-19 Vaccines through the COVAX Facility

Samoa Covid Update: Low Number of Cases Recorded Over Seven Day Period

Thursday 21 July 2022, Apia Samoa. The latest seven day rolling average report on the status of the COVID 19 in Samoa from the Ministry of Health confirmed 62 new positive cases registered over the last seven days commencing from 2:00pm of 10th July, to 2pm 17th July, 2022. This taking the cumulative number of […]

Japan Supports Samoa with COVID-19 Vaccines through the COVAX Facility