Measles epidemic: NZ to send 18 more nurses to Samoa.
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 18 November 2019
“New Zealand has announced a deployment of 18 more vaccination nurses to support the Samoan government's response to the measles epidemic.
“Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said that would bring the total number of New Zealand nurses up to 30 working in Samoa over the next four weeks.
“A New Zealand Medical Assistance Team of 10 doctors, nurses, and support staff would deploy to Apia early tomorrow, Mr Peters said.
“The nurses would support Samoan health personnel in an over-burdened hospital in Upolu.
"We fully support Samoa's efforts to immunise its population, contain the outbreak, and treat patients who are ill.
"The vaccination nurses will support Samoa's immunisation programme, which is targeting the most at risk populations," he said.”
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