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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.