China signs deal with Samoa as Australia vows Pacific Islands plan
China is building on a security pact it recently signed with Solomon Islands, which has alarmed the United States and its allies. #solomonislands #allies #pacificislands (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa detects scores of COVID cases within days of outbreak
Samoa has reported scores of new COVID-19 cases daily since detecting its first case of community transmission last week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Facing its first COVID outbreak, Samoa goes on lockdown
Samoa will go into lockdown from Saturday as it faces its first outbreak of COVID-19 after a woman who was about to leave the country tested positive during a routine test (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; MCH Jurisdictional Survey Instrument for the Title V MCH Block Grant Program, OMB No. 0906-0042-Extension
The initial comment period for an information collection regarding the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Jurisdictional Survey that is administered in the U.S. territories and jurisdictions has closed and comments were submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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. OMB will accept additional comm...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 3, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Kiribati and Samoa under lockdown after COVID arrives on international flights : Coronavirus Updates
#kiribati (Source: Reuters: Health)
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