Regional

Where does blame lie?

Wednesday December 04, 2019

Samoans question how a controllable virus has devastated the nation.

Samoans surged not to defy curfew

Tuesday December 03, 2019

SAMOA – Police in Samoa are warning people not to defy curfew orders under a state of emergency for the country’s measles outbreak.

Samoa in shutdown

Tuesday December 03, 2019

Prime minister closes government offices in effort to fight measles

Samoa’s government is to shut down on Thursday and Friday this week so all public sector workers can help with the country’s mass measles vaccination campaign.

Tonga close to hitting target

Saturday November 30, 2019

TONGA – Health authorities in Tonga say they are close to having achieved their measles vaccination targets and are hopeful the rate of new cases will decrease soon.

Death toll rises to 42

Saturday November 30, 2019

Samoa’s top health official says the measles epidemic is yet to peak

Red Cross workers under pressure

Thursday November 28, 2019

SAMOA – Samoa’s measles epidemic and national efforts to immunise have put Red Cross workers under huge pressure as the death toll continues to rise.

Children under four most at risk

Thursday November 28, 2019

SAMOA – Children in Samoa between six months to four years of age remain the most vulnerable as Samoa’s measles emergency deepens.

High anxiety’ in Samoa

Thursday November 28, 2019

Another child dies as Kiwi medic says situation is ‘incredibly serious’

There has been another measles death in Samoa bringing the total to 33. Sixteen of those to die were aged between one and four years, seven were between six and 11 months– and six were under six months old.

Pacific Briefs

Tuesday February 26, 2019

cyclone forming west of samoa 

SAMOA – The potential for a tropical depression northwest of Samoa to develop into a cyclone is high, the Samoa Meteorology Division says.

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