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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and until 1997 known as Western Samoa, is a Polynesian island country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, two smaller inhabited islands, Manono and Apolima, as well as several small uninhabited islands including the Aleipata 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.
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Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaignThe South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700)..
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Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreakSamoa 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.
Samoa fights measles door-to-door in battle on anti-vaccination messagesSamoa 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..
‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted SamoaAnti-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.
Samoa shuts down government to focus on 'cruel reality' of deadly measles outbreakThe government will shut down for two days so public servants can assist with a mass measles vaccination campaign.
Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50The 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..
Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small childrenThe 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.
Samoa measles epidemic: Authorities forced to destroy vaccines as death toll hits 32More 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.
Australia aids Samoa with measles outbreakAustralian doctors, nurses and health experts are in Samoa helping with a measles outbreak which has affected more than 1170 people.
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Magnitude 5.9 quake off Apia, Samoa, no reports of damageA 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.
Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in PacificIn 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.
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