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

2 April, 2019 Apia Samoa. The Director General of Health Leausa Dr Take Naseri says investigations into an incident that claimed the lives of two babies at Safotu District Hospital last year shows no evidence that the deaths were caused by the MMR vaccine. Two babies died immediately after receiving Measel Mumps Rubella immunisations which […]

Director Of Health Says Deungue Fever Unlikely

Regional Director for WHO Supports the Health Sector Merge

2 April, 2019. Recently appointed Regional Director for World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region says he is in supoort of Samoa’s recent move to re-merge the Ministry of Health and the National Health Services, adding that the merger was a WHO suggestion. “I commend the Government to move in the direction of the […]

New Zealand ‘Strict’ Border Controls Doesn’t Affect Travel Arrangements

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

(CNN)More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The risks were highest for […]

Second Doses for Samoa’s Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Underway

Smoking to be banned in cars when children under 18 are present, Govt announces

09 February Auckland New Zealand. Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced. Vaping will also be included in the prohibition and it will apply to all vehicles both parked and on the move. “Public education and social marketing campaigns over many years have […]

Samoa Reduces Weekly Flights from New Zealand, Fiji and Pago

World Cancer Day – February 4, 2019

World Cancer Day celebrates each year on the 4th of February worldwide and in Samoa. It is a global initiative that unites everyone together in the fight against this universal epidemic which knows no boundary. This year 2019, marks the 4th year that the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Samoa Cancer Society and […]

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