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    Samoan families weighed down after great loss

    One more measles death has been recorded in Samoa, with the toll now rising to 71 since the measles epidemic outbreak began in September.  Confirmation from the TTM Hospital in Apia says that of the 169 in-patients currently hospitalised with 83 recorded in the last 24 hours but only five remain in a critical care from the measles. The official number of vaccines that have been received is unknown at this time. Sixteen days after the state of emergency was put in place by the Samoan Government, families in Samoa can now see light at the end of this dark tunnel. But for some moving on is harder than for others.

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    Makoura College students helping those in need in Samoa

    Twenty two students and staff of Makoura College in Masterton are in Samoa helping provide support for those suffering from the measles outbreak. Initially there to help with renovations of the House of Hope, a special home for children orphaned because of family circumstances. 

  3. Video for Aotearoa pastor couple inspired to help comfort Samoa
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    Aotearoa pastor couple inspired to help comfort Samoa

    The belief of a higher power can make a difference, and impact people, even at their lowest point in life. That is what brings husband and wife Pastors Stacey and Hiraina Raika to Samoa, on a spiritual mission to help those who have been affected by the devastation of the measles outbreak. 

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    Samoan High Commissioner comments on Otago Daily Times

    The Samoan High Commissioner to Aotearoa, H.E Leasi Papali’i T Scanlan has given a statement regarding the cartoon printed in the Otago Daily Times. H.E Leasi informed Te Ao Māori News, that it was unusual for him to react to a media article. However the situation in Samoa, was of such a great concern, that comment was essential.

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    Measles epidemic 'worse than tsunami'

    Measles continues to devastate Samoa, as more than 60 have died. Community group ASA Foundation says the epidemic is worse than the tsunami that devastated the country in 2009.

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    Measles: Samoan PM announces govt shut down

    Samoa's government will close for two days this week to assist in efforts to stem the country's measles epidemic.

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    Donations worth $50,000 destined for Samoa

    Samoan families based in Auckland have banded together to collect donations for whānau and health providers impacted by the measles outbreak in Samoa. Organisers and volunteers met at Wiri today to start packing supplies for a 40m container destined for Samoa.

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    42 confirmed measles deaths in Samoa

    In the wake of the 42 measles deaths in Samoa, former Māori Television Journalist Renee Kahukura-Iosefa, and her whānau, have made the tough decision for her three children to remain here in New Zealand, for their own safety until the measles outbreak in Samoa passes.

  9. Video for Measles epidemic: NZ to deploy more nurses, as Samoa plans mass vaccinations
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    Measles epidemic: NZ to deploy more nurses, as Samoa plans mass vaccinations

    Samoan health officials have announced a compulsory mass vaccination campaign to stem the country's measles epidemic.  This comes as the NZ government commits to upping the number of vaccination nurses it intends sending to support the Samoan efforts.

  10. Video for State of emergency declared in Samoa over measles epidemic
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    State of emergency declared in Samoa over measles epidemic

    It comes after six measles deaths have occurred and at least 700 measles cases have been reported.

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