Samoa Cancer Society receives financial support from New Zealand High Commission

Samoa Cancer Society receives financial support from New Zealand High Commission

To support the Cancer patients of Samoa, the New Zealand High Commission has donated a total of 19,000 talas to the Samoa Cancer Society.  Su’a John Ryan, the CEO said that the donation was to help the Society purchase accessory such as supply colostomy bags for the patients.  Colostomy bags are used to collect feces…

Booster vaccines for children aged 12 to 17 are now accessible

Booster vaccines for children aged 12 to 17 are now accessible

The Health Ministry of Samoa announced the availability of Covid-19 booster shots for the already vaccinated kids belonging to the 12-17 age group.  The announcement was made by the Ministry via Facebook and included the list of centres such as the M.O.H. Health Center at Matagialalua, the E.P.I. building at Moto’otua, and the district hospitals…

NGOs will get additional funding if proposal is submitted, says Health Minister

NGOs will get additional funding if proposal is submitted, says Health Minister

The Goshen Mental Health Services Trust was allowed to draft and submit a proposal if they require additional funding to further their services.  The health minister,  Valasi Tafito Selesele remarked that the necessary allocation of funding had already taken place for the 2022-2023 budget for NGOs including the Goshen Trust. It is for additional funding,…

For visitors traveling from Apia or Honolulu, prior COVID testing is no longer necessary

For visitors traveling from Apia or Honolulu, prior COVID testing is no longer necessary

The Department Of Health has suggested that travelers flying to American Samoa from the United States and Samoa ports need not be checked for Covid. Earlier the travelers had to get checked 72 hours before departure, but they will still be checked once they arrive in Pago Pago. The suggestion, made by DoH patient care acting…

Budgetary help welcomed by health NGOs.

Budgetary help welcomed by health NGOs.

The Samoa Primary Healthcare Association has applauded the government’s distribution of funds for non-government organisations that provide health care services in the 2022-2023 budgets.Under the Health Ministry, financial allocation for the coming financial years, a maximum of $500,000 has already been set aside for engaged non-government organisations that provide medical services. The M.O.H. in partnership with…

In Samoa, high immunisation rates have been observed

In Samoa, high immunisation rates have been observed

Vaccination coverage for COVID-19 has been reported to be significant in the South Pacific island countries of Fiji and Samoa. According to the Samoan Ministry of Health, 92.7 per cent of individuals aged 18 and above have taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.  In the island country, first-dose immunisation rates for the population — topped…

NUS launches new health clinic

NUS launches new health clinic

Yesterday morning, the National University of Samoa conducted the formal opening of their first on-campus Health Clinic.  The clinic’s main goal, according to NUS Vice-Chancellor Prof. Aiono Alec Ekeroma, is to blend practice and theory while delivering top-notch health care to the employees and students. More significantly, the easiness for our admitted patients if any…

The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) has announced the addition of 128 additional COVID-19 community cases, bringing the total number of positive cases in the nation to 13,924

The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) has announced the addition of 128 additional COVID-19 community cases, bringing the total number of positive cases in the nation to 13,924

The data from the Ministry of Health was included in the Ministry’s Situational Report on the COVID-19 Pandemic, which covered the period from 2 p.m. on June 1 to 2 p.m. on June 3, 2022, and was provided to the media at 10 p.m. on Sunday. At the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital, a total…

Samoa receives Medical equipment from the Australian Minister

Samoa receives Medical equipment from the Australian Minister

On Thursday, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong, delivered 4.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Samoa’s Ministry of Health after landing in the country on Wednesday night. The Australian Minister for Health, who arrived in Samoa on Wednesday evening for a one-day visit, presented medical equipment to the country’s Minister for Health, Valasi…

Samoa’s government reduced the COVID-19 alert to Level 1 through June 28

Samoa’s government reduced the COVID-19 alert to Level 1 through June 28

The COVID-19 warning has been reduced to Level 1, the simplest level in a four-tier scale, throughout June 28. All firms may resume their usual business hours. Daily flights between Apia and American Samoa have been authorized to resume. Local Measures On-site activities have resumed at primary schools, colleges, and tertiary educational institutions; early childhood…