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Hawai'i's Lieutenant Governor has applauded the Samoan government's moves to boost the country's vaccination coverage, saying it is saving lives.
There have now been 63 measles-related deaths in Samoa, with one fatality in the last 24 hours.
In New Zealand, leaders from Dunedin's Samoan community have met with management of the local paper to express the hurt and harm caused by a cartoon making light of the Samoa measles epidemic. Audio
Measles continues to impact the nations of the Pacific, particularly Samoa where more than 60 people have died. A state of emergency has been declared with mandatory vaccinations and no public… Audio
Samoa and Fiji have both made winning starts to the Mens' World Sevens Series in Dubai.
Measles killed 140,000 people last year. It's now ravaging Samoa. The US Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation want a renewed effort to eliminate the disease.
The latest news in Samoan language (Gagana Samoa). Audio
Samoa went into shutdown today as the death toll from the measles epidemic climbed to 62 and a two-day door to door vaccination campaign got underway.
People were told to stay at home today between… Video, Audio
Fiji are hoping to snap a run of slow starts when they kick off the defence of the Men's World Sevens Series title in Dubai this week, in what marks the first step in a blockbuster season.
Unprecedented state-of-emergency orders come into force in Samoa today in a major push to get everyone immunised against measles.
Christmas has turned into a time of mourning and pain for Auckland's Samoan community, as those back home battle with a measles epidemic.
Five more deaths from measles have been recorded in the past 24 hours bringing the toll to 60 in the epidemic.
The main challenge for UNICEF staff working in Samoa during the measles epidemic is the increase in hospital admissions, the children's charity says.
Protesters gathered outside the Otago Daily Times in Dunedin today to show their anger at a cartoon which poked fun at the measles epidemic in Samoa.
In response, the newspaper has announced it will… Video, Audio
The death toll in Samoa from the measles epidemic rose to 60 on Wednesday after five more babies died overnight.
On Thursday the country will shut down for two days so mobile medical teams can visit… Video, Audio
Five more babies in Samoa have died after contracting measles, bringing the nation's death toll from the measles epidemic to 60.
While the country's immunisation rates have never been high, a… Video, Audio
RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch asked the Prime Minister on Wednesday afternoon if it is acceptable a clinic in New Zealand denied Samoan toddler Frederick his MMR booster shot on Monday.
The family of a 15-month-old Samoan boy denied a measles booster by a South Auckland medical clinic on Monday say their son was given antibiotics for a scratch but denied a vaccine because he was not… Video, Audio
The death toll has now reached 60 in the Samoan measles epidemic. We speak to Siouxsie Wiles about misinformation around vaccines plus reaction to the ODT cartoon. Audio