Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
0.2 million

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

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Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

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VNR Reporting

Voluntary National Review

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Samoa's Second Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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On 9 November the first medical team arrived from Australia. Thereafter, 45 Emergency Medical Teams rotations from 15 countries and organisations involving 549 personnel were deployed to support the national teams under the joint coordination of WHO and the Government of Samoa. The bulk of the total vaccines of 265,500 units as well as 100,000 IU of Vitamin D were procured through UNICEF.[...] A number of individuals from overseas also volunteered their services in their areas of specialisations crucial to the national response. The last medical teams of Samoan expatriate doctors left in March 2020.[…] Several other key service providers were important to the mass vaccination and measles response work. [...] The data collection was supported by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics and volunteers mostly from other institutions, the UN, MCIT and Samoa Information and Technology Association (SITA).

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Over a period of two days (5th and 6th December 2019), Samoa executed a mass measles vaccination campaign resulting in 95% herd immunity. Close to 150 vaccination teams including both national and expatriate personnel from medical emergency teams and volunteers from the private sector. This included members of the SITA who provided E-forms and a platform for real-time tracking of the teams and vaccination numbers. The village councils, women’s committees, the village representatives through the MWCSD were also critical in the successful implementation.

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