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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
11 November 2014


1. Ministry of Health
 Ebola Prevention Guidelines
Cabinet has approved set guidelines by the Ministry of Health for prevention against the deadly Ebola disease that has claimed many lives in parts of West Africa.

The Ministry of Health and stakeholders have enhanced all sectors of prevention and preparations as listed:

  • National Health Sector Emergency and Disaster Management Committee;
  • Border Control/Port Health;
  • Fortnightly meetings for the National Communicable Disease Control Committee;
  • Enhanced surveillance and response to disease outbreak;
  • Establishment of a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre Bio Security Lab Level 4;
  • Equipment for Isolation Facility;
  • Personal Protective Equipment for health workers;
  • Infection prevention and control training for health workers and anyone suspected of contracting Ebola;
  • Programmes for Health Awareness & Education and Risk Communications.

Ebola Prevention measures and plans have also been put in place by the Ministry.
Prevention Measures Level One:

  • Ebola Risk Communication;
  • Decrease travelling by Samoans to overseas countries, especially countries affected by Ebola;
  • Border control;
  • Health Declaration Form for arrival in Samoa;
  • Additional health workers at airports and wharves;
  • A unit has been established at the airport to perform medical checks for any persons suspected of contracting any deadly disease or who has travelled from a country with Ebola infections.
  • Proper aircraft waste disposal and border control form;
  • Collaborative work between the Ministry of Health and other Government Ministries for border control at airports and wharves;
  • The Faleolo Medical Centre will be used as a quarantine unit to admit or monitor any suspected case of Ebola;
  • Special training for Doctors, nurses and health workers responsible for the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases and viruses for infection control.

In the case of any suspected Ebola cases in New Zealand, Australia or any Pacific country near Samoa; or an increase of Ebola cases in the United States of America – Prevention Measures will ascend to the next level.
Prevention Measures Level Two:

  • Abort all direct flights from Fiji;
  • Minimize flights from American Samoa;
  • Minimize direct flights from Australia and New Zealand;
  • Abort flights from Hawaii if there are any reports of suspected Ebola cases;
  • The Faleolo Health Centre will be closed to the public but will be used as an Ebola Isolation Unit;
  • Increase the monitoring of yachts, cargo ships and cruise ships that dock at our wharves;
  • Contact tracing of people on the same flight as an Ebola infected passenger;
  • Selection and special training for specialized health workers, doctors, nurses, laboratory workers and pharmacists, in areas of infection control and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • The use of the Medcen Hospital facility at Vailima as a quarantine and isolation unit for Ebola cases;
  • Health workers involved in the prevention and treatment of an Ebola case will be quarantined at Medcen for 28 days;
  • Samoa National Disaster Planning Declaration.


Fuafuaga faataatitia a le Soifua Maloloina mo puipuiga o le faama’i o le Ebola
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta fuafuaga faataatitia a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina mo puipuiga e tali atu ai i le faama’i o le Ebola lea ua tele ina maliliu ai tagata i atunuu i Sisifo o Aferika.

O nei fuafuaga e aofia ai le faatauina o ofu ma vaega uma e manaomia mo le faaaogaina e le aufaigaluega e faatinoina galuega mo puipuiga.

Ua toe faamalosia uma vaega o puipuiga ma tapenaga a le Soifua Maloloina ma ana paaga e ala i le faatinoina o vaega e pei ona taua i lalo:

  • Faatinoina o galuega a le Komiti Faafoe a le Soifua Maloloina mo Faalavelave Faafuasei ma le Matuia;
  • Galuega mo le puipuiga o faamai i le va o femalagaiga i le Ea ma le Sami, Malae Vaalele ma Uafu Faavaomalo;
  • Fono a le Komiti Faapitoa e Tulimataia Faamai Pipisi i Samoa;
  • Siitia o le tulaga o le Tulimataia ma le Tali atu i le pepesi mai o faamai pipisi;
  • Tapenaga o le fale su’etoto mo suesuega o vaega manaomia e auina atu i fale su’etoto faavaomalo i atunuu mamao;
  • Tulaga manaomia mo le faatotogaina o falemai mo le taofia ma le vaaia lelei o gasegase mai faama’i ogaoga;
  • Tulaga manaomia mo le puipuiga ma le saogalemu;
  • Faataatiaina ma le faatinoina o aoaoga mo le puipuiga o le aufaigaluega faapea le mamalu o le atunuu pe a masalomia ua aafia i le Ebola;
  • Faatinoga o polokalame faalauiloa aua le nofo malamalama o le mamalu o le atunuu.

Ua faataatitia nei e le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina galuega fuafuaina mo le Vaega Puipuiga Muamua e aofia ai:

  • Faamatalaga mo le faalauiloaina o le Ebola;
  • Fautuaina le faaitiitia ma le soona femalagaa’i i atunuu mamao o tagatanuu uma o Samoa aemaise lava i atunuu ua aafia i le Ebola;
  • Galuega mo puipuiga faavaomalo i uafu ma malae vaalele;
  • Pepa fesili a le Matagaluega o le Soifua Maloloina mo tagata malaga taunuu mai i Samoa e faaopoopo i le pepa faatumu a le Ofisa o Femalagaiga;
  • Faaopoopo le aufaigaluega a le Soifua Maloloina i malae vaalele ma uafu faavaomalo;
  • Potu faapitoa i le malae vaalele mo le siakiina e se Fomai o se tasi ua masalomia i se faamai, po o se tagata na malaga mai se atunuu ua aafia;
  • Tulimataia o le faatamaia o lapisi mai vaalele pe a taunuu ma le faatumuina o pepa o galuega faatino;
  • Galulue vavalalata o Matagaluega a le Malo mo puipuiga i malae vaalele ma uafu;
  • Tapenaga mo le Falemai i Faleolo e taofia pe nofo vaavaaia ai se tasi ua masalomia ua aafia i le Ebola;
  • Faatinoga o aoaoga faapitoa mo fomai, tausi soifua ma i latou uma e aafia i le faatinoga o matafaioi o puipuiga ma togafitiga aemaise le Puipuiga o Faamai ma Siama Pipisi.

Afai e masalomia le aafia o se tagata i le Ebola i totonu o Niu Sila, Ausetalia ma atumotu lalata mai i Samoa, pe afai foi o le a faateleleina le aafia o tagata i totonu o Amerika i lenei faamai, o le a siitia loa tulaga faatinoina mo le puipuiga i totonu o Samoa i le Vaega Lona Lua o le Puipuiga:

  • Tapunia uma malaga o vaalele tu’usa’o mai i Fiti;
  • Faaitiitia malaga mai i Amerika Samoa;
  • Faaititia malaga tu’usa’o mai Ausetalia ma Niu Sila;
  • Faaono taofia le malaga a le vaatu’usa’o mai Hawaii mo Samoa;
  • Tapunia o le Falemai i Faleolo i le faaaogaina e le atunuu a e ua tapena faapitoa e faaagaga mo se gasegase Ebola e ono taunuu mai i Samoa;
  • Siitia le mata’ituina o vaa e taunuu mai i o tatou uafu;
  • Faamalosia le tulituliloaina o pasese uma sa feso’ota’i vavalalata ma se tasi ua masalomia i le Ebola;
  • Tofia aufaigaluega faapitoa o alii ma tamaitai fomai, tausi soifua, vaega au su’etoto ma talavai ma auaunaga uma e manaomia. Faamalosia le aoaoina ma le tapenaina o le aufaigaluega i tulaga o le puipuiga mai i siama pipisi ma le faaoagaina o ofu faapitoa ma vailaau;
  • Fuafua e faaaoga le falema’i ua tapunia i Vailima, o le Medcen e taofia ma vaavaaia ai nisi e masalomia ua aafia i le Ebola, ma faia ai foi togafitiga;
  • O le a taofia ma nofo vaavaaia le aufaigaluega uma ma i latou na auai i le faatinoga ma sailiiliga ma le tausiga o gasegase e pei o fomai, tausi soifua ma isi, i aso e tusa ma le 28 i le falemai i Medcen;
  • Faatino loa le vaega pito i maualuga o Fuafuaga a le Atunuu mo Faafoega o Faalavelave Matuia.


2. 
Food and Agriculture meeting
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at two meetings in Rome, Italy on 19 November – 5 December 2014.

The Second International Conference on Nutrition by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAOand the World Health Organization (WHO) will be held on 19 – 21 November 2014. This meeting looks at reaffirming the right of everyone to have access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food; consistent with the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger.

The FAO Council meeting will be held on 1 – 5 December 2014.  The agenda for this meeting will include the election of another representative from the Pacific in the council. Australia is currently the sole representative for the Pacific in the council. The FAO strategic framework will also be reviewed during the meeting.

Samoa’s delegation is lead by the Minister of Agriculture, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati Mualia and the Ministry’s Principal Policy Officer, Afioga Taimalietane Matatumua.

Fono a le Faalapotopotoga o Taumafa ma Faatoaga a le Lalolagi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le usugafono a Samoa mo fono e lua e faia i Roma i le aso 19 Novema – 5 Tesema i Roma i Italia.

O le Fono Lona Lua o Meataumafa mo le Soifua Maloloina e faia i le aso 19 – 21 o Novema. O lea fono o le a toe faatumau ai le aiaiga mo le maua uma e tagata o avanoa e maua ai taumafa soifua maloloina ma le saogalemu ma le tafieseina o le utiuti o avanoa e maua ai e tagata taumafa.

O le Fono tele a le Faalapotopotoga o Taumafa ma Faatoaga a le Lalolagi (FAO) e faia i le 1 – 5 o Tesema. O mataupu o le a talanoa i nei fono e aofia ai le toe faaopoopo o se sui o le Pasefika i totonu o le Fono Faapitoa. O le sui mai Ausetalia o lo o fai ma sui o le Pasefika i le taimi nei i totonu o le Fono. O le a toe lauliliu ma soalaupule ai foi le ata aoaotetele o fuafuaga faataatitia a le FAO.

O le usugafono a Samoa e taitaia e le Afioga i le Minisita o Faatoaga, Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva, Afioga Le Mamea Ropati Mualia faapea ma se Sui Sinia o le Matagaluega, Afioga Taimalietane Matatumua.

3. World Toilet Day
Cabinet has approved the programme to commemorate the annual World Toilet Day in Samoa, on 19th November 2014.

Two garden toilets have already been built at the Samoa Tourism Authority cultural centre compound, Matagialalua.

The programme for the day includes the official opening of the garden toilets; acknowledgment of a gift from Tuifalevao Jack Sim, a UN representative; and the launch of garden toilets stamps.

Aso Faapitoa o Fale-lē-Taua i le Lalolagi
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le avea o le aso 19 o Novema i tausaga taitasi e fai ma Aso Faapitoa mo le Faatauaina o Fale-lē-taua i le Lalolagi ma Samoa.

Ua mae’a fausia foi ni fale-lē-taua i le Nofoaga Faaleaganuu i le malae o le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo, i Matagialalua.

O le polokalame o lea aso e aofia ai le tatala aloaia o fale-lē-taua fou, faalauiloa le meaalofa a le sui o Malo Aufaatasi, o Tuifalevao Jack Sim ma le faalauiloaina o faailoga tusi o fale-lē-taua.

4. Pacific Law Officers meeting
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Islands Law Officers Network (PILON) being held in Kiribati on 11 – 12 November 2014.

The theme of the meeting is, “Combating Environmental Crime in the Pacific: Issues and Best Practices.”

The meeting is hosted consecutively by member countries. The meeting agenda includes presentations by selected members from the Pacific countries, and discussions by participants for the good future of the Pacific.

Samoa is represented by the Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai, and Assistant AGs Precious Chang and Loretta Teueli.

Fono Faaletausaga a Loia o le Pasefika
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le Fono Faaletausaga Lona 33 a Loia o le Pasefika o lo o faagasolo nei i Kiripati i le aso 11 – 12 o Novema 2014.

O le autu o lea fono o le, “Tetee/finauina o solitulafono tau le siosiomaga i le Pasefika: Faafitauli ma fai silisili.”

O lenei fono e talimalo faasolosolo ai atunuu o le Pasefika o lo o i ai sui auai. O taualumaga o le fono e aofia ai le faia o folasaga a sui lautogia mai le Pasefika faatatau i le autu, ma velo’aso uma i ai sui usufono mo le lelei o le Pasefika i le lumanai.

O le usugafono a Samoa e taitaia e le Afioga i le Loia Sili, Aumua Ming Leung Wai faatasi ai ma tamaitai Loia Sili Lagolago ia Precious Chang ma Loretta Teueli.

5. Inspection of MV Victoria 9
Cabinet has approved the visit by Samoa Shipping Corporation representatives, lead by General Manager Papalii Willie Nansen, to Malaysia for inspection of the vessel MV Victoria 9.

The MV Victoria 9 is a cargo vessel similar to the MV Samoa Express and the MV Fotu o Samoa II. The vessel was built in 2013, and is 45 metres long, 42m wide, 3.6m depth, double bottom hull, weighs 494 tons and can travel up to speeds of 12 knots.

The boat is suitable for transporting fuel between Apia and Salelologa or throughout the Pacific. The vessel is ideal for many services especially chartered cruises.

The decision for the purchase of the vessel will depend on the report from the inspection. The report will assist the recommendation by the Board of Directors for Cabinet’s approval.

Su’esu’eina o le talafeagai o le faatau mai o le vaa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le malaga atu o le Pule Sili o le Faalapotopotoga o Vaa a Samoa, Papalii Willie Nansen ma sui o le faalapotopotoga i Malaysia mo le asiasia ma le su’esu’eina o le vaa o le MV Victoria 9.

O le MV Victoria 9, o se vaa la’u uta faapei o le MV Samoa Express ma le MV Fotu o Samoa II lona fausaga. O lenei vaa na fausia i le 2013, ma e 45 mita lona umi, 42 mita lona lautele, 3.6 mita lona loloto i le sami, 2 ona ta’ele, 494 tone lona mamafa ma le 12 note lona saoasaoa.

O lenei vaa e matua talafeagai lelei mo le la’uina o le suau’u i le va o Apia ma Salelologa po o se isi vaega o le Pasefika. E tele auaunaga e mafai ona faia e lenei vaa aemaise i malaga togipau.

O le faatauina mai o lenei vaa, e faalagolago i le lipoti o lenei asiasiga ma su’esu’ega. O lenei lipoti o le a fesoasoani tele i le fautuaga a le Komiti Faatonu i le Kapeneta mo le faia o lana faaiuga mulimuli.

-ENDS

 

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