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Pacific Islands Forum leaders, who argued with Australia’s prime minister at the Forum summit last year, have now extended the hand of friendship in that country’s time of need.

Two more children dead from measles

Wednesday December 18, 2019

SAMOA – Two more children have died in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 75.

‘Emptiness in my heart’

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Samoan woman tells of losing her husband and then a five-year-old child to measles.

First day without a death

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Officials hopeful new infections in Samoa’s measles epidemic may have peaked.

The death toll from Samoa’s measles outbreak remains at 70 after no new fatalities were recorded over the last 24 hours, the ministry of health says.

When Paul Kingi was fishing off uninhabited Manuae for five days, his friends recall his calm leadership. And this week, as skipper on the White Islands Tours boat, his actions have been hailed as nothing short of heroic. 

Epidemic was ‘preventable’

Friday December 06, 2019

Immunisation expert says Samoa’s measles tragedy should not have happened

Samoa’s measles epidemic is ‘tragic’ because it was ‘completely preventable’, according to an expert on global immunisation.

SAMOA – Samoa’s ambassador designate of Japan, Genichi Terasawa, is eager to dispel any rumours touting the efficacy of a Japanese brand of filtrated water for treating measles.

Health workers go door to door

Thursday December 05, 2019

Samoa in lockdown with private vehicles banned from the streets.

Where does blame lie?

Wednesday December 04, 2019

Samoans question how a controllable virus has devastated the nation.

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