Samoa's Measles Vaccination Success Amid Lingering Epidemic Pain

Posted on 08 March 2024

In response to a devastating measles epidemic in 2019, Samoa has experienced a remarkable surge in vaccination rates, marking a significant milestone in the nation's battle against infectious diseases. Through comprehensive…
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Teacher Shortage Challenges Samoa

Posted on 01 February 2024

In Samoa, a reported shortage of teachers is allegedly prompting senior students to assume teaching roles. Member of Parliament Fuaava Suluimālō Amataga raised concerns, citing parents' complaints about Year 7…
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Samoa joins call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty at COP28  

Posted on 08 December 2023

On December  4 in Dubai at COP28, President Fiame Naomi Mata’afa announced Samoa would be the 11th nation state pushing to secure a negotiating mandate for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The call for…
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New insurance introduced in Samoa to aid natural disaster response

Posted on 20 October 2023

A new form of insurance has been launched by the Samoan Government to assist the population in responding to natural disasters. The insurance product was announced by La'auli Leuatea Polataivao, the Samoa…
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French Embassy to be established in Samoa

Posted on 07 August 2023

It has been announced that a French Embassy will be opening in Apia, the first in the Polynesian region.
France and Samoa have released a joint statement expressing that after decades of diplomatic relations, the…
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US announces DRR support for Samoa

Posted on 27 July 2023

US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has announced that USAID will be providing $US2.6 million of funding to support Samoa in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Emhoff made the announcement of this grant while…
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Samoan Prime Minister welcomed Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General to Apia  

Posted on 15 June 2023

On June 8, Samoan Prime Minister Afioga Fiame Naomi Mata’afa welcomed Henry Puna, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, to Apia – his first trip to the nation since holding the title.
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Samoan Prime Minister addresses how technology can "bridge the digital divide" for Pacific nations

Posted on 19 April 2023

Earlier this month, Fiame Naomi Mata‘afa, Prime Minister of Samoa, provided a keynote address at ASPI’s Sydney Dialogue, a policy summit focusing on critical and emerging cyber and space technologies. Mata’afa spoke to…
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