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Woman Accused of Dumping Newborn Baby Returns to Face Charges in Samoa

12 September 2019 Apia Samoa: A Samoan woman attending a training workshop in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, detained by police for allegedly dumping a newborn baby into a restroom rubbish bin has been returned to Samoa. The woman had only just arrived into Kuala Lumpur on 01st September, the day before the incident to attend a […]

Director Of Health Says Deungue Fever Unlikely

Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts Presents 2nd Annual “Love is Bigger than Cancer” Event

Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts will be marking Pinktober breast cancer awareness month with the ‘Love Is Bigger Than Cancer’ event, at the Mangere Arts Centre in Auckland next month. The event aims to raise awareness and funding for the Samoa Cancer Society and the Tonga Breast Cancer Society to assist in the fight against cancer […]

Scholarship Awardees for 2019 Announced

Deputy Director of Health Condemns False News on Facebook

08 August 2019, Apia Samoa. The Ministry of Health has issued a statement to clarify the circumstances around the death of a week old baby girl at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital yesterday. Ministry of Health Deputy Director General of Clinical Services, Tevaga Dr Ponifasio Ponifasio has condemned a social media post by a relative […]

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

Reconstructive Surgical Team to Visit Samoa

07 August 2019, Apia Samoa. An Interplast team focusing on reconstructive surgical services will visit Samoa at the end of this month to conduct clinics in Upolu & Savaii. Funded by the Australian Government and Rotary Clubs in Australia and New Zealand Interplast medical teams have been visiting Samoa for over 35 years and the […]

ADB Launches US$9 Billion Facility for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Distribution

Shared Vision for Health in the Pacific – WHO Regional Director Visits Samoa

APIA, Samoa, 2 April 2019 Government Press Secretariat Office: Author – Nanai Laveitiga Tuiletufuga – On his first trip to Samoa since beginning his five year tenure as World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Takeshi Kasai met this week with Samoan leaders, health workers and members of the community. Dr Kasai […]

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