Samoa Government Sets Aside $6 Million for Measles Outbreak

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Press Release, Government Press Secretariat;  Government has doubled its financial commitment to $6 million tala to ensure sufficient funding for the Mass Vaccination Campaign to manage the Measles Crisis.

The additional commitment was approved by Cabinet last week and it will complement the assistance from the international community and Samoa’s key partners.

The announcement was made by Finance Minister Sili Epa Tuioti at the Press Conference on Friday which was called to declare a Special Dividend Payout to all 85,000 contributors of the Samoa National Provident Fund.

The Finance Minister says that Government is also prepared to commit more funds over and above the $6 million if additional funding is needed.

(More details on the vedio clip posted on the Government of Samoa Facebook Page (@samoagovt) or the Government of Samoa Website www.samoagovt.ws)