24 Jan 2020

Samoa's measles crisis wanes, but questions remain unanswered

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 24 January 2020

For the first time in months, Samoa's hospitals are empty of measles patients.

While authorities say it doesn't yet mark the end of an epidemic that infected more than 5,000 people and killed 83, the vast majority of them children under five, it is a significant achievement.

Now, people are starting to demand answers to how things got so bad in the first place.

RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana reports.