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.
December 4, 2019 6:32 pm
Cartoonist stood down pending review over Samoa cartoon
An Otago Daily Times editor is facing backlash over a decision to publish a cartoon about the Samoan measles epidemic.
December 4, 2019 2:13 pm
Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 60
The death toll from Samoa’s measles epidemic has risen to 60, with five deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
December 4, 2019 12:12 pm
Samoa's measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 55
There have been another two deaths in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 55.
December 3, 2019 3:29 pm
Five more children die from measles in Samoa
There have been another five deaths in Samoa’s measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 53.
December 2, 2019 3:18 pm
Samoa measles: 'the children are deteriorating in front of our eyes'
“I took them to the hospital, the vaccine is very important.”
December 1, 2019 9:30 am
Polling winding down in Bougainville referendum
Polling is winding down in the independence referendum in Papua New Guinea’s autonomous region of Bougainville.
December 1, 2019 9:25 am
Six more children under four years die of measles in Samoa
Another six children have died due to measles in the last day, as a severe outbreak continues to spread in Samoa.
November 28, 2019 12:48 pm
USP Alafua shuts its doors as part of measles response
The University of the South Pacific’s Alafua Campus has been closed to members of the public and students until further notice.
November 27, 2019 11:21 am
Samoa measles death toll rises to 32
Samoa’s measles epidemic has claimed the lives of 32 people, a sharp increase on a day ago.