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Dengue fever outbreak claims two more lives in Marshall Islands

Two Marshall Islanders died from dengue fever this week at Majuro hospital emphasizing the severity of the outbreak now in its eighth month.

February 8, 2020 2:47 pm

Pacific Islands

Search called off for nine lost at sea in Solomons

Nine people lost at sea in the Solomon Islands are now presumed dead with the official search called off.

January 31, 2020 11:45 am

Pacific Islands

Two men in quarantine in Samoa over coronavirus fears

Samoa’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that two Samoan sailors are in quarantine for 14 days at the Faleolo District Hospital amid fears they might be carrying China’s coronavirus.

January 28, 2020 11:19 am

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

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