As the measles epidemic continues in Samoa, our team are now helping with the outbreak by administering vaccinations.
Sixty-eight people have died from measles in Samoa since the crisis began, with three more deaths confirmed over the weekend. Since October the country has seen over 4,500 measles cases.
The Samoan Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in November to try to stop the spread. They also implemented a two-day nationwide shutdown to allow vaccination teams to visit households around the country. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said the teams carried out more than 20,000 vaccinations across the two days.
With your support, we can continue to have a profound impact on the lives of people living in Samoa. Both to bring sight to the needlessly blind as well as helping fight this measles crisis.