The Ministry of Health is conducting training to improve Samoa’s readiness and preparedness for future pandemics.
A statement issued indicated that it’s been more than 3 years since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Wuhan China on the 7th of January 2019.
Samoa had its first COVID-19 positive community case 2 years later in early 2022.
Much of the planned priorities and activities were deviated/shifted as the Samoa Ministry of health as a primary provider of healthcare services focused on containing and efforts to manage the spread of the deadly virus.
With no pre-planned information on pandemics such as COVID-19, Samoa was proactive in its effort to develop its own strategies through various committees in ensuring Samoa was ready to receive COVID-19.
The Ministry conducted an internal Debriefing with the following Objectives.
- To identify challenges faced during the pandemic despite the many strategies put in place
- What were some of the learning outcomes from the experiences that we have been through
- Our way forward and how can we improve Samoa’s readiness and preparedness for future pandemics.