Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll remains at 79
The death toll from Samoa’s measles epidemic remains at 79, with no fatalities in the past two days.
December 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Samoa's measles epidemic claims another life, death toll now 77
Another child under the age of five has died in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 77.
December 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Marshall Islands ramps up measles prevention
With measles spreading throughout the Pacific region, the Marshall Islands has stepped up its prevention campaign this week.
December 13, 2019 11:51 am
PNG region votes overwhelmingly for independence
The people of Bougainville, an island group in Papua New Guinea, have voted overwhelmingly for independence.
December 12, 2019 10:51 am
Will Smith in Vanuatu
One of the world’s most iconic actors, Will Smith has arrived yesterday in Tanna to shoot a geographical film at the Mt. Yasur Volcano.
December 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Call for returning seasonal workers to be vaccinated against measles
Seasonal workers returning home to Samoa for Christmas should be given the measles vaccine before they go, says a doctor leading New Zealand’s medical response to the epidemic in Samoa.
December 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Samoa's measles death toll rises to 70
The death toll from Samoa’s measles epidemic has reached 70, with two deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
December 9, 2019 1:41 pm
Samoa's measles crisis: 89% vaccinated
The Samoan government says thanks to a two day mass vaccination programme, 89 percent of people have now been vaccinated.
December 8, 2019 12:00 pm
Two more deaths from measles in Samoa, toll now 65
There are now 65 measles related deaths in Samoa following two more fatalities over the past 24 hours.
December 7, 2019 12:20 pm
Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 63
There have now been 63 measles-related deaths in Samoa, with one fatality in the last 24 hours.
December 6, 2019 8:36 am
Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 62
The measles death toll in Samoa is still going up, with another two people dying overnight.
December 5, 2019 12:21 pm
NZ clinics to immunize Samoan children
New Zealand clinics are being told not to turn away any children in need of measles vaccination, regardless of whether they are New Zealand citizens.