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.
November 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Thousands of measles vaccines destroyed in Samoa
Six thousand vaccines had to be destroyed because they were incorrectly stored.
November 26, 2019 10:01 am
Pacific nation turns down Chinese islands and backs Taiwan
The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has rejected offers from Chinese firms to build artificial islands that would help it deal with rising sea levels, its foreign minister says.
November 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Samoa warns against anti-vaxxers
The Samoan government’s issued new orders in the state of the emergency over the measles outbreak that’s gripping the island nation.
November 22, 2019 11:53 am
Measles outbreak: Passengers on Samoa to Auckland flight exposed
Passengers on a flight from Samoa to Auckland are being warned to watch for signs of measles after being exposed to a person with the disease.
November 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Samoan family loses third child to measles epidemic
A family in Samoa has lost their third child to the measles epidemic, as the country’s death toll continues to rise.
November 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Mara ready to take up Secretary-General role
Ocean conservation, climate change adaptation, and building resilience will be some of the major aims for newly-appointed Secretary-General.