Medical Supplies drive for samoa’s measles epidemic

URGENT:

Samoa is currently in a state of emergency and requires medical supplies to deal with the evergrowing measles epidemic gripping the country at the moment.

Help our Samoa

Samoa is now in a state of emergency due to the devastating outbreak of Measles taking over our small island country.

With over 60 deaths of young lives over the past month since the first case was detected and many more infected with this terrible virus, Samoa is now in need of dire support from our extended ‘aiga’ (family).

Brown Girl Woke is helping to organise and send over any medical supplies to our country during this time of emergency. We are covering the costs of freight to send these items over.

Please get in contact with representatives in your country, and if you’d like to be a representative to collect and help send these items over to Samoa, please get in contact with us ASAP.

There are benefit concerts coming up around in different countries with funds going towards Samoa click here to learn more!

 

List of items Needed in Samoa

Items listed in bold are newly added items

Infrared Vein Light
Doppler
Air Filtration Devices
IV Poles
– Hand Sanitizers
– Antibacterial Soap
– Towels
– Medical Face Masks
– Medical Tape
– Cannula Dressings

Kidney Dishes
Baby Baths and washes and creams
Kids Nutritional Supplement Drinks
– Vitamin A (Injectable & Oral)
– Cannulas (Especially Kids)
– Butterfly Needles with Tubing
– Gowns
– Paediatric Splints
– Any Paeds Resus Equipment

THANK YOU TO SAMOA AIRWAYS AND FIJI AIRWAYS FOR HELPING US FLY THESE ITEMS TO SAMOA!

Donation Drop off Locations & Contact Details

California, USA

San Francisco

Neo Veavea
(415)-359-4683
neoveavea@gmail.com
Cut off Date: 15th December

San Jose

Rena Sagato
(510)-246-7813
lsagato214@gmail.com
Cut off Date: 15th December

Modesto

Melissa Suapaia
melissasuapaia@gmail.com
Cut off Date: 15th December

South Bay Area

Christina Sale
(408)-901-9809
christina.sale19@gmail.com
Cut off Date: 15th December

Los Angeles

Anela Stehlin
(562)-326-1937
Cut Off Date: 10th December

Sacramento

Liberty Akeaki
(801)-815-2505
Cut Off Date: 15th December

Garden Grove

Suluape Sii Liu Fau
A Town Tattoo
12776 Brookhurst Street
92840
(714)-366-9873
Cut off Date: 10th December

Sand City

Marlo Lualemana
Earthbound Tattoo Studio
Suite B / 490 Orange Avenue
93940
(831)-920-2786

Hawaii, USA

Kapolei

Moana Siaki
(808)-358-0220
moana.melendez@gmail.com

Pago Pago, America Samoa

Fatuoaiga

Catholic Social Services
Nancy Tagaloa
684 733 9660
ntagaloa@gmail.com

Utulei

Sadies by the Sea
Tiara Drabble
684 633 5900 EXT. 007

Laufou

Forsgren’s
Terry Tofaeono
684 256 5271

Arizona, USA

Avondale

Sepora Eve Tagaloa
acuponme@icloud.com

Utah, USA

Cedar Hills

Pauline Fonua
10145 N Maple Court, 84062
Cut off Date: 9th December

Midvale

Sagato Bakery & Cafe (Lita Sagato)
44 West 7200 South
(801)-706-9755
Cut off Date: 9th December

New South Wales, Australia

Liverpool

Brian Tonupaipea-Tuisila
0420 368 908
Cut off Date: 16th December

Brooklyn

King Tide Cafe (Yvette Griffiths)
9 Dangar Road, Brooklyn
0431 427 142
ygriffiths91@gmail.com
Cut off Date: 7th December

Queensland, Australia

Brisbane

Lillian Su’a
0433 954 061
lillian@mystory61.org
Cut off Date: 15th December

Want to Collect Items in your Area?

If you would like to be a collection point for your local area please get use the form below!

Buy Items on Amazon.com

You can also purchase items directly off Amazon to be sent to our representitive in the US, who will then ship the items to Samoa.

Send Monetary Donation

If you wish to instead send a monetary donation to Brown Girl Woke to help us fund the shpping costs, you can donate via our PayPal.

Donate via Venmo

You can also donate to help cover the shipping costs using Venmo send to username or scan the QR code below:

Donations Received and Shipped to Samoa!

Here are some of the donations that have been sent over to Samoa with all your generous donations from all around the globe so far, we will keep updating this as they come through. Thank you to everyone who has helped and donated.

Monetary Donations Received

We would like to personally thank everyone who has donated toward our PayPal & Venmo accounts to help fund our medical drive. (All donations listed are in USD unless stated otherwise)

Mary Park

$100.00

12/07/19

Gloria Brown

$1000.00

12/07/19

Manu Muasau

$100.00

12/06/19

Ginger Elisara

$100.00

12/06/19

Lenita Wright

$30.00 AUD

12/06/19

Jessica Navarro

$5.00

12/06/19

Akura Anderson

$50.00

12/06/19

Soul Water Rising

$60.00

12/06/19

Brandon Santiago

$50.00

12/06/19

Abigayle Richardson

$15.00

12/06/19

Donna Miguel

$20.00

12/05/19

Terry Eager

$75.00

12/05/19

Vincent Iglesias

$10.00

12/05/19

Leora Kava

$150.00

12/05/19

Pauline Williams

$100.00

12/05/19

Christina Piazza

$500.00

12/05/19

C Pritchett

$50.00

12/05/19

James Emmerson

$15.00

12/05/19

Jess Schroeder

$10.00

12/04/19

Karen Wright

$40.00

12/04/19

Mo Haretuku

$250.00

12/04/19

Angel Faumuina

$50.00

12/04/19

Avaava’s Lavalavas

$100.00

12/04/19

Natalie Uhl

$20.00

12/04/19

Jamila Wallace

$25.00 AUD

12/02/19

Leeann Mangoba

$25.00

12/02/19

Luke Melody

$50.00 AUD

12/02/19

Tucker Nolan Pierce

$50.00

12/02/19

Lilika Funaki

$50.00

11/29/19

Shannon Cobos

$50.00

11/29/19

Tenari Samoa Teo

$50.00 AUD

11/28/19

Alexander Keil

$200.00

11/27/19

Anaise Makihele

$100.00

11/26/19

Kristin Paga

$50.00

11/25/19

Kristine Gold

$25.00

11/25/19

Elizabeth Tue

$20.00

11/25/19

Michelle Misilagi

$50.00

11/20/19

Filipina Chapman

$100.00

11/19/19

Total Donations Received: $3,725.00

Current News on Measles Outbreak in Samoa

NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE: (PRESS RELEASE 21) December 7, 2019

UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,460 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 103 recorded in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 165 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 124 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 4 at Poutasi District Hospital, 2 at Lalomanu DH, 27 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 3 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 3 at Foailalo DH, 1 Sataua DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital. Admissions include 18 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 3 pregnant women and 1 postnatal at TTMH.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,407. Of that, 1,177 (84%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate has increased by 2% since the last update.

To date, 65 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 2 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

VACCINATION UPDATE:
As of December 6th, 2019, approximately 89% of all eligible people in Samoa have been vaccinated against measles.

The estimated vaccination coverage in both Upolu and Savaii are:
o 85% of the targeted infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years old
o 96% of the targeted children aged 5 to 19 years old
o 105% of the targeted women aged 20 to 35 years old
o 85% of the targeted remaining population in Samoa

NEOC continues to be the focal point providing collaboration and operational coordination amongst all stakeholders, with advice and technical guidance from MOH for the duration of the Emergency Period.

Please direct all enquiries to the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) on telephone number 997, and 911 for Emergencies.

Help Brown Girl Woke Get Aid to Samoa

Do you want to help provide medical supplies to Samoa during their time of need? Do you have contacts who will be able to help Samoa? Are you looking to have items sent over to Samoa to help with the Measles Epidemic? Get in contact with us today!

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