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COVID Passport for PSRH Conference

Three weeks to go until the PSRH Conference in Samoa and the excitement is increasing. Samoa opened its borders on the 1 August 2022 to international travelers with no requirement to quarantine, and the country has already welcomed many plane loads of dignitaries, officials, and tourists back to beautiful! Alongside the open borders Samoa has posted its COVID Traveler Health Requirements. 

For all participants travelling to Samoa for the conference we recommend you check the details NOW so you have enough time to get COVID shots or hard copies of vaccination status. 

 The full itemised requirements are listed on this page Samoa Official Trave Updates, but here is a quick snapshot of the key items. 

Pre-departure Entry Requirements:

    • Fully Vaccinated (12 years and above)
    • Proof of Vaccination
    • Negative Covid-19 Test (Supervised RAT within 24-hours before departure or PCR within 48-hours of departure

This is to be followed by in-country RAT testing on Day 3 All passengers are to arrange and have a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) done at any public health facility or private clinic within the first 3 days of arrival.

Please note that ALL passengers 12 years and older must have a current COVID vaccination certificate and it must be printed out. No electronic copies, (such as the My Vaccine Pass on mobiles) will be permitted. 

All vaccination programmes must have been completed 2 weeks prior to arriving at the border. 

New Zealand Travellers

Please obtain your hard copy of your vaccination pass asap from your health professional, or local pharmacy. Plan your supervised RAT test at your local health clinic or pharmacy and have it printed out and signed to attach to your health declaration documentation. 

Australian Travellers 

Australian travellers please note that Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Novavax, or Moderna are all valid vaccinations. You may also be able to organsie a print out of your vaccination certificate and a supervised RAT test at your local health clinic, or pharmacy. 

Now is the time to get organised and get all your documents in place. Remember that anyone who does not have the correct certification (in printed copy!!) will be denied boarding, and we don’t want anyone to miss the plane. 

Don’t forget too that you need to register for the Conference and pay the registration fee now, unless you are a sponsored attendee. Don’t forget to choose your pre-conference workshops and organise your discounted accommodation using the code PSRH22 at the hotels listed. 

We are very excited to bring you a full programme and a time of learning, networking all against the warm background of legendary Samoan hospitality! 


Webinar – Learning the lessons from COVID in the Pacific

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Thursday 28th April 2022 

An interactive talanoa style discussion on experiences of and lessons learned during the COVID outbreak in the Pacific. 

Panelists will include medical specialists from across the Pacific, including representatives from Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, and Niue. 

Learn from the experiences of other teams operating during the COVID epidemic.

  • What did they do to safeguard patients’ health? 
  • How did they manage the drain on human resources? 
  • What would they do differently in future outbreaks?
  • How would they prepare their teams for non-COVID times, directly after the intensity of a COVID outbreak?

Panelists Include

Dr Ulai Tapa Fidow

Based in TTM Hospital, Apia Samoa, Dr Fidow graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in O&G 2012 and a Masters in O&G 2016 from FNU in Fiji. He has been working as a O&G Specialist in Samoa since 2018 andis currently spearheading the development of O&G Guidelines and clinical response, in managing maternal Covid cases in Samoa.

Dr Atropa Belladonna Potoi

Dr Potoi is working at LTP Medical Clinic , Matafele, Samoa. She works as a GP, as a NZ Panel physician and serves on the Samoa Medical Association, and is the current President of the Samoa Medical Council & a Secretary Medical Officer at USP.

Dr Jason Tautasi

Dr Tautasi is a FSM graduate (2014) and has worked in Niue for 5 years as a rural generalist. He is the lead O&G doctor in Niue (past 3 years) and the Lead TB Doctor. He is currently undertaking Postgraduate Diploma in Rural and Provincial Hospital Practice (Otago University).

Dr Folototo Leavai

Dr Leavai is a Gold Medalist Masters of Medicine ( FNU), a School of Medicine part time lecturer, and the Head of Internal Medicine

Dr Bethel Muasau Howard

MBBS, Dip O&G, MMed O&G, Dr Muasau Howard is Chief of OBGYN department at the LBJ Tropical Medical Centre in American Samoa.

Dr Amanda Noovao Hill

Dr Amanda Noovao-Hill

MBBS, DipO&G, MMedO&G, GCMed Dr Noovao-Hill was until recently, a generalist and clinical academic living and working in Fiji. As she winds down her career with the FNU, she intends to continue contributing towards improving Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Pacific through her networks such as the PICCSI project and the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health. .