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  1. FILE PHOTO: A view of the capital Apia

    Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

    The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly ...
  2. Immunisation rates in Samoa dropped to just over 30 percent before the outbreak, well below accepted

    Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

    Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the ...