The Fautasi o Toa crew will be rowing their way into the history books at the end of this week, when they become the first ever all-women’s crew for a fautasi or traditional longboat.
An integrated approach to deliver health services in Samoa is proving to be an effective and sustainable way to respond to health care challenges and reach vulnerable communities. The approach is now also being replicated in other countries in the Western Pacific.
United Nations staff in Samoa mark the UN Day on Friday in a staff event held at Taumeasina Island Resort, joining in the global celebrations of the organization’s 75th anniversary.
Malaeolemā Alipia, 64, quickly chopped up freshly picked cucumbers from her garden and stirred them into a pot of tinned fish that was simmering on the open fire.
Tokelau – It’s geographic isolation is perhaps one of the key reasons why it is still COVID-free, but Tokelau’s remoteness also poses a critical challenge in trying to enhance its systems and capacities to prepare and respond to the pandemic.
The British High Commission in Samoa is co-financing a UNDP project that promotes a circular economy with the aim to create youth employment in the segregation, collection and recovery of glass waste.
Tapora Kai Enua is the traditional Cook Islands practice of villagers bringing their crops together to be distributed and shared with everyone in the village.

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208,214

Population

17.1

Basic Needs Poverty

5.4%

Infant Mortality rate

96.5%

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