Kiribati and Samoa under lockdown after COVID arrives on international flights : Coronavirus Updates
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa goes into lockdown after 15 Australians test positive
The prime minister of Samoa has placed the small Pacific nation into a 48-hour lockdown after 15 passengers on a flight from Australia tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant in traditional Samoa medicine could be as effective as ibuprofen, study shows
Researchers say leaves of the matalafi plant could also potentially be used to treat cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseasesLeaves from a plant which can be found “in back yards acrossSamoa” could be as effective as ibuprofen in lowering inflammation and could even be used to treat illnesses such as Parkinson’s and cancer, a new study has found.For centuries, the leaves of the psychotria insularum plant, known locally in Samoa as matalafi, have been used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation associated with fever, body aches, swellings, elephantiasis, and respiratory infections.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Joshua Mcdonald Tags: Samoa Asia Pacific World news Science Source Type: news

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 & Agri...
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) General Assembly created t...
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