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Samoa: Country in the central Pacific Ocean
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.


Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under..
Reuters - Published

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Samoa

Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success' [Video]Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success'

More than 20,000 people in Samoa have been vaccinated for measles in two days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles [Video]Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles

Roads empty as medics go door-to-door to administer vaccines in country where 62 have now died from deadly disease.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Samoa attempts door-to-door fight against measles [Video]Samoa attempts door-to-door fight against measles

The measles epidemic in Samoa has prompted the prime minister to declare a two-day holiday in a bid to keep people indoors, as medical teams go door-to-door to vaccinate those still susceptible to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic [Video]Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Official data released on Wednesday put death toll from outbreak at 60, with 171 new cases reported in one day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak [Video]Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

At least six have died, including five children, in outbreak that is also affecting Tonga and Fiji.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published


Samoa fights measles door-to-door in battle on anti-vaccination messages

Samoa on Thursday closed all non-essential public and private services for two days to combat a measles epidemic that has killed more than 60 people, mostly babies and children, in a battle complicated..
Reuters - Published

‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted Samoa

Anti-vaxxers are using “predatory” tactics to seize on community distrust in health services and the result is children are dying from an entirely preventable disease.
SBS - Published

Samoa shuts down government to focus on 'cruel reality' of deadly measles outbreak

The government will shut down for two days so public servants can assist with a mass measles vaccination campaign.
SBS - Published

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of..
Reuters - Published

Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small children

The death toll from a measles outbreak in Samoa climbed to 53, the government said on Monday, as the number of people infected in the small Pacific nation grows by more than a hundred a day.
Reuters - Published

Samoa measles epidemic: Authorities forced to destroy vaccines as death toll hits 32

More than 60 measles vaccines that were not properly refrigerated by a Samoan clinic have been thrown out as the death toll from the preventable disease continues to climb.
SBS - Published

Australia aids Samoa with measles outbreak

Australian doctors, nurses and health experts are in Samoa helping with a measles outbreak which has affected more than 1170 people.
SBS - Published

Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific

Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific..
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 5.9 quake off Apia, Samoa, no reports of damage

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck around 250 km (150 miles) south-southwest of Apia, Samoa, on Friday, but local workers said there had so far been little impact.
Reuters - Published

Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in Pacific

In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg (386-lb) judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is just a third his size.
Reuters - Published

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One News Page Staff - Published

Samoa's 'third gender' delicately balances sex and religion

Keyonce Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to'ona'i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother.
Reuters - Published

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