The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern
Conclusion The Food Systems Summit kicks off in New York on September 23 during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week. World leaders will come together to find common ground and form alliances that accelerate our way to realizing the SDGs in this remaining decade of action before 2030 is upon us. Will we succeed in making Zero hunger a reality? If we are serious about this goal, the answer includes rethinking and redesigning our food systems to make them more sustainable. Trevor Page, resident in Lethbridge, Canada, is a former Emergencies Director of the World Food Programme. He also served with the UN Food & Agric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Conferences Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva U Source Type: news

American Samoa Just Recorded Its First-Ever Case Of Covid-19 — Here Are The Places That Still Haven’t Reported Any
Some countries may have Covid-19 but aren ’t doing adequate testing or haven’t publicly reported their cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

American Samoa Reports First COVID-19 Case American Samoa Reports First COVID-19 Case
The case was detected Thursday among 43 travelers who were quarantined at the Sadies by the Sea hotel in the village of Utulei.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

American Samoa reports 1st COVID case as flights from Hawaii resume
Officials said the person flew in on Monday, the first day Hawaiian Airlines resumed flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Samoa reports first case of COVID-19
The American Samoa reported its first case of COVID-19 on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: American Samoa reports first case of coronavirus
American Samoa has reported its first case of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: MCH Jurisdictional Survey Instrument for the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, OMB No. 0906-0042, Extension
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comments and burden estimates regarding the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Jurisdictional Survey that is to be administered in the U.S. territories and jurisdictions. The MCH Jurisdictional Survey is designed to produce data on the physical and emotional health of mothers and children under 18 years of age in the following eight jurisdictions: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data from the MCH Jurisdictional Survey is used to measure progress on natio...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Former Sen. Tom Udall is Biden's pick as ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
The two-term lawmaker was one of four choices named Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa in crisis as elected leader locked out of Parliament
Samoa was plunged into a constitutional crisis Monday when the woman who won an election last month was locked out of Parliament and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa to scrap China-backed port project under new leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Samoa's expected new prime minister pledges to cancel a $128 million Chinese-backed port development, calling it excessive for the small... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa to shelve China-backed port project under new leader
Samoa's expected new prime minister has pledged to shelve a $US100 million ($NZ139m) Beijing-backed port development, calling the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021More Women Leaders Make Better Societies
The upcoming Samoan election is a unique opportunity to encourage diversity in politicsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 12 2021 (IPS) This year it will be 128 years since the right of women to vote was first recognized, with New Zealand becoming the first nation to allow the participation of women in its general election in 1893. From the suffragettes – to today’s feminists, both men and women have fought to increase women’s political participation and representation. It has been a slow, sometimes bitter and occasionally even dangerous struggle. Yet global progress remains slow and uneven – as i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion
By Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) In the February 12th editorial on the issue of illicit drug use, the Samoa Observer stated that “… there is no data currently available to show that drug abuse including meth consumption levels in Samoa have reached crisis levels, which would warrant the government considering decriminalizing drug use and consumption.” The United Nation’s position on this is clear, we must not sit by and wait for a problem to blight our communities before acting. The evidence shows that it is cheaper and more effective to prevent drug use than to deal with the conseq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vaishali Pharma gets orders from Vanuatu Islands, Samoa Islands
Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands. The need for healthcare products is increasing in Vanuatu islands due to increasing rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hawaii & Samoa under TSUNAMI WATCH after 8.0 earthquake north of New Zealand
American Samoa has been placed under a tsunami warning and Hawaii on a tsunami watch after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake was registered in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Use is a Health Issue – We Need to Decriminalize
Vulnerable people need support, not stricter lawsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) Earlier this month, and in December 2020 the Government of Samoa conducted operations that resulted in the confiscation of a total of 1,400 grams of methamphetamine at the border, smuggled from the US. The law enforcement officials (from the Ministry of Customs and Revenue and the Ministry of Police and Prisons) that intercepted these drugs deserve congratulations for their professionalism and skill. Meth is destructive and harmful – and it is good to see this potential threat removed from the community. Simona Marines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience
By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , we have reached this stage for the following reasons: First, effective utilization of early foreign assistance; second a steady ,albeit sustained, move away from a near -socialistic to an open and liberal economy; third , a shift from agriculture to manufacturing as land-space shrank to accommodate urbanization; fourth , an unleashing of remarkable entrepreneurial spirit among private sect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Shifting Conversations in Multifaceted Policymaking
People walking in public space with medical masks on to protect themselves from coronavirus infection. Credit: iStock / DragonImagesBy Sudip Ranjan BasuBANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) As the people of Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga gear up as the first nations to welcome 2021, communities around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond look forward to bidding farewell to the most tumultuous year in recent decades. 2020 brought unparalleled human suffering that continued to devastatingly impact on the daily lives of people across all corners of the region. With the emergency authorization and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Celebrating Vanuatu ’s Path to Sustainable Development
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region’s great success stories. Vanuatu has joined the ranks of Samoa and the Maldives as one of only six countries to graduate from being a least developed country, since the category was introduced by the United Nations in 1971. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaThis historic achievement is the result of major development gains and strategic planning. It shows that the country has successfully raised levels of income and improved social development indicators, with marked declines in m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Asia Today: Samoa leader appeals for calm after COVID case
The leader of the small Pacific nation of Samoa has appealed for calm after the country reported it’s first positive test for the coronavirus, although a second test on the same patient returned a negative result (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Measles Killed 207,500 People in 2019 - WHO
[Premium Times] Countries that have recently suffered large measles outbreaks include the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Central African Republic (CAR), Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Samoa, Tonga, and Ukraine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Volvo Recall: Air Bag Fragments Killed Driver Of Older Car
DETROIT (AP) — Metal fragments from an exploding air bag inflator killed the driver of an older Volvo, touching off a U.S. recall of up to 54,000 cars, regulators said Saturday. The inflator was made by auto parts supplier ZF/TRW, but U.S. government documents show the devices perform similarly to deadly inflators made by Takata. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is reviewing data with Volvo about other vehicles equipped with the inflators and will decide whether to take further action. ZF/TRW spokesperson Tony Sapienza said Saturday in an email that he didn’t know whether the same...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Consumer News Recall volvo Source Type: news

Pandemic leaves American Samoa residents stranded, homesick
An estimated 600 residents of the U.S. territory of American Samoa were away when the governor closed its borders in March to keep the cluster of Pacific islands free from the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First large-scale study of preschooler tooth decay in Yuma, Ariz., and island of Hawai'i
(Northern Arizona University) With funding through NAU's Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC), the team has begun the first large-scale effort to understand the biological factors that drive tooth decay in preschool aged children in Yuma, Ariz., and on the island of Hawai'i (the Big Island). In Hawai'i , the specific population identified for the study are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander children--those having origins in any of the Indigenous peoples of Hawai'i, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sustainable Tourism and Fisheries Key to Growth in Post-COVID Pacific
A boat rests on the shores of Fiji. Credit: Unsplash / Nicolas WeldinghBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 30 2020 (IPS) Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developing States (SIDS), where setbacks are likely to undo years of development gains and push many people back into poverty. Compared to other developing countries, SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region have done well in containing the spread of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

We Need to Slow down and Reconnect with Our Ocean for the Future of the Planet
By Stuart MinchinJun 8 2020 (IPS) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is also an opportunity to re-think many of our practices. As we mark World Oceans Day, the current global slowdown may be the reset our Ocean needs and the Pacific region is asking the world to reflect on our past to inform innovation for our future. COVID has disrupted the global transport sector massively, and the increasing reliance on global shipping as flights are grounded presents bot...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stuart Minchin Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Video Source Type: news

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States
Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific CommunityBy William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 (IPS) By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in advanced economies. Anxiety about the future continues to grow everywhere. Much of the corporate news coverage we consume has focused on the toll this pandemic will take on mainland countries. Often neglected, however, is the unique position Pacific Island States find themselves in. Globally, there are close to 6 million confirmed cases of COVID19. According to the Pacific Commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William W. Ellis Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Impact of a Mass Drug Administration Campaign Using a Novel Three-Drug Regimen on Lymphatic Filariasis Antigenemia --- American Samoa, 2019
Progress has been made toward lymphatic filariasis elimination in American Samoa, but success will depend on continuing recommended control activities in the territory, including mass drug administration. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 28, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Lymphatic Filariasis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

How Samoa has recorded NO Covid-19 cases with the help of a beauty queen
When Fono McFarland-Seumanu began her reign, her country was plunged into a deadly outbreak of measles which killed 83 Samoans - mostly babies - and struck almost 6,000 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii ’s Coronavirus Infection Rate Is Among the Lowest in the U.S. It Came at Great Cost
(HONOLULU) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases rose in March, Gov. David Ige did something no other state can — effectively seal its borders. People who do come face a two-week quarantine, stopping the flow of tens of thousands of tourists who typically arrive every day. “We are the most isolated community on the planet,” Ige told The Associated Press last week. “As such, we...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caleb Jones / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Census 2020: Understanding the Issues
(Springer) This spring, American residents throughout the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands partake in the critical decennial tradition of completing a Census questionnaire. The results of this nationwide count influence the US government and economy for the following decade. As author Teresa A. Sullivan articulates succinctly in Census 2020: Understanding the Issues, 'everybody counts'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poorer countries suffer most from global health crises, we need help to handle coronavirus | Dr Claude Posala
Pacific nations, still reeling from a devastating measles outbreak, have watched news out of Wuhan in panicAs Pacific Islanders watched updates about the coronavirus outbreak over the past few weeks, unease soon gave way to panic.Still reeling in shock from ameasles outbreak in Samoa, Pacific Islanders ’ fears were stoked as it became apparent that even large, well-developed countries were struggling to contain the outbreak. Low-resourced settings always suffer the greatest losses in global medical crises and people living in these island nations are not blind to that detail.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dr Claude Posala Tags: Pacific islands Solomon Islands Asia Pacific World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Samoa Ends State of Emergency Over Measles
MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 -- Slowing infection rates and a surge in vaccinations have prompted the South Pacific island of Samoa to end a six-week state of emergency over a measles outbreak, the BBC reported Sunday. More than 5,600 people were infected... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Samoa Lifts State of Emergency After Deadly Measles Epidemic
The Pacific island nation will reopen schools after a measles epidemic killed 81 people, many of them children and babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Samoa Source Type: news

Samoa ends measles state of emergency as infection rate slows
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa has lifted a six week-state of emergency after the infection rate from a measles outbreak that has swept the country started to come under control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

We gave up Christmas to fight measles in Samoa
British doctors and nurses are battling to save children's lives from measles on Christmas Day. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Why My Baby?’: How Measles Robbed Samoa of Its Young
When the virus arrived on its shores, the Pacific island nation was grievously unprepared. It had left the door to contagion wide open, and thousands of children have suffered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai and Matthew Abbott Tags: Samoa Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Kennedy, Robert F Jr Australia Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills 72, most of them children
72 measles-related deaths have been recorded since the outbreak started. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
The 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) to help combat measles in the Pacific. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC sends experts to fight measles outbreaks in Pacific islands neighboring Samoa
Health officials are concerned that Samoa’s outbreak could heighten the spread of measles in neighboring islands. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Samoa Says Almost 90% of People Vaccinated Against Measles After Deadly Outbreak 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 Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority are children under five
Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samoan father loses 3 of his 5 children to measles outbreak
Doctors on the South Pacific islands of Samoa are trying to contain a massive, deadly outbreak of the measles. The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 people have died – many of them young children. Carter Evans traveled to Apia to get a firsthand look at the crisis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. territory of American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week
Health officials in the U.S. territory of American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations beginning Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

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 a growing death toll that has now hit 70. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles cases in Samoa decreasing drastically due to mandatory vaccine law
After a deadly measles outbreak in Samoa, the government there says nearly everyone who is eligible has now been vaccinated for the disease. At least 65 people have died since October, and 57 of them were children under the age of four. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills at least 63 people, mostly young children
The disease has infected more than 4,300 people on the islands, killing at least 63 of them (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news