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The Lady Naomi in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Samoa's government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it, American Samoa is fighting rumors about 14- 18 passengers off the Lady Naomi that were allowed to disembark at the Pago wharf without immunization records...
Measles posters on display in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it. The country is under a state of emergency as it tries to contain the epidemic, which has so far killed at least 16 people. Under the state of emergency, a compulsory...
Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu interviewing a Samoan farmer at his plantation
Apia, SAMOA — While the rest of the world is struggling to adapt to climate change, Samoan villages are already facing the challenge.  The village of Aopo has moved their entire community further inland as a response to cyclones and extreme weather.  In new research, on the impact of climate change...
Two nurses in Samoa wearing masks during the measles epidemic
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Minister for Pacific Peoples is warning holiday travel to Samoa may worsen the measles epidemic. On Tuesday, the Samoan government said 16 people had died from the disease, of which more than 1100 cases have been reported. Aupito Su'a William Sio said he was...
Tu'ivale Luamanuvae beside the graves of his three children
Apia, SAMOA — Local media in Samoa is reporting there have now been 16 deaths, 15 of which are children, as the nation's measles crisis continues to cause a state of emergency. The number is up from 11 reported the day before. 1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver told TVNZ1’s Breakfast...
Nurse carries vaccine delivery of MMR in Samoa
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand has announced a deployment of 18 more vaccination nurses to support the Samoan government's response to the measles epidemic. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said that would bring the total number of New Zealand nurses up to 30 working in Samoa over...
The Niu Netball Club
Niu Netball Team, sponsored by Niu Construction and DDW, departed the territory last Thursday for Samoa to compete in the SCOPA Kings & Queens Tournament that was hosted this past weekend in the independent state. Results: Niu 5 - Real Steel 5; Niu 7 - Phoenix 9; Niu 6 - Diamond 5; Niu 16 - I-...
A child with measles
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Director General of Health, Leausa Take Naseri has disputed claims being spread online about a cure for the measles virus.  Speaking to the media in a press conference this week, he said that there are so many 'cures' being spread on the internet, that vulnerable parents...
Cases of Panadol intercepted at the wharf in Pago Pago.
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa authorities have seized 10 cases of over-the-counter medication that were imported into the American territory from Samoa. The boxes of panadol were shipped to the American territory on the inter island vessel Lady Naomi, and were immediately impounded as the local...
Motusa Tuileama Nua.
Apia, SAMOA — American Samoa authorities have rubbished reports that it plans to close its border with Samoa. But Samoans planning to travel to the territory should carry their immunisation records, as those who are unable to produce them will be turned back. American Samoa Director of Health,...

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