4 Dec 2019

Samoan health workers working round the clock to save locals

From First Up, 5:06 am on 4 December 2019

But first let's begin in Samoa, where 174 people are being watched closely in the country's hospitals, 18 of them critically ill with measles. Some doctors say they are under pressure and they are resuscitating babies. 55 people have died so far, most of them under four years old. While most cases are dealt with in Apia's main hospital, there are tiny district hospitals in some villages dealing with sick locals. Fenumiai Kiribati is a nurse and midwife working around the clock at Poutasi District Hospital. She told Alex Perrottet about her efforts to ensure that there remain no deaths from her district.