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Samoa Government confirms 16 measles related deaths

Source: Government of Samoa, National Emergency Operation Centre, 19 November 2019 The Samoa Ministry of Health confirms a total of 1,174 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 114 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. To date, 16 measles related deaths have been recorded with […]

Samoa travel advice – measles epidemic

Media Release: Samoa Tourism Authority The Government of Samoa on the 15th of November, 2019 declared a Proclamation of State of Emergency for 30 days for the measles epidemic. In response to the Proclamation, its National Emergency Operation Centre was activated and has been working collaboratively with the Health officials to coordinate national response efforts. […]

Further support for Samoan measles outbreak

Media Statement: Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister (NZ) Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced further support as the Government of Samoa responds to a serious measles outbreak. “New Zealand will deploy a further 18 vaccination nurses, bringing the total to 30 working in Samoa over the next four […]

NZ medical staff and measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as it faces a worsening measles outbreak. “In response to a request from people of Samoa, New Zealand is providing 3000 measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines and 12 nurses to assist […]

Growing measles outbreak in Samoa

Health officials in Samoa have reported that its growing measles outbreak has claimed three lives - an 8-month-old baby, a 14-month-old child and a 37-year-old. Renee Kahukura Iosefa brings us the latest from Samoa.

Samoa’s ancient ‘Star Mounds’

The veil has been lifted on a part of Samoa's archaeological history dating back 1500 years. It's known as the Palauli cultural heritage trail, and it's home to the very distinctive 'star mound'. Renee Iosefa visited the trail.

Tabuteau to visit the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu this week

Media Statement: Fletcher Tabuteau Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu this week to continue to advance important bilateral relationships in our region consistent with the Pacific Reset. Mr Tabuteau will engage in a range of bilateral meetings and visit New Zealand development projects during his time in the […]

Samoa Airways’ new ‘farm to plane’ menu to showcase more local produce

Source: Samoa Airways Samoa Airways is rolling out a new ‘farm to plane’ menu showcasing more local produce and innovative Samoan cuisine. The overhaul of the flight menu is part of an ongoing process in reviewing the entire inflight product service out of Samoa. It is one of many changes that Samoa Airways General Manager […]

National Bank of Samoa launches first “Tap & Go” Debit card for Samoa

Source: nbs This week the National Bank of Samoa (nbs), in partnership with Mastercard, launched the first Debit card available in Samoa. The card features chip-enabled technology including contactless payment feature “Tap & Go”, which allows consumers to make faster payments for everyday purchases rather than using cash. “Innovation is key to achieving our vision […]

Tuvalu Language Week 2019

How dare you - those were the words this last week of 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg to world leaders to take urgent action for climate change.Millions around the world have marched on the streets to voice their support, but how do Tuvalu young people feel about this important issue? One local Tuvaluan Tokelauan is doing her bit to raise awareness in her community.

2009 Samoa Tsunami: Ten Years On

We visit Samoa as they mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated its southern coastline and neighboring islands.Directed by Anauli Karima Fai'ai Made with the support of NZ On Air