By Staff Writer
Hawaiian lady vaccinators assigned to a local team, were working on the run this morning to cover their selected area on the final day of the emergency campaign but still had time to appreciate, the ‘very friendly people’ of Samoa.
This was first expression for the two lady volunteer workers who are in Samoa in response to the call for help in the fight against the measles epidemic.
Their team were out before some of the families even woke up this morning in the villages from Magiagi out to Vaivase, To’omatagi and families further out along the eastern side of Apia.
The Hawaiian volunteers are part of a team of 55 nurses and 15 physicians from the American state helping out with the measles epidemic.
They joined a large overseas workforce that also included medical staff from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Tahiti and even the United Kingdom, working shoulder to shoulder with their local counterpart.
Most are assigned to local teams spread out into the villages in a mass vaccination campaign that has closed the country down for two days starting on Thursday.
Today is the final day of the emergency run and the vaccinators have been working around the clock from sunrise to sun set on their assigned village communities.