Vivere’s current project – Project Samoa, is working to assist Samoan communities develop community based health care.
In the future, Vivere also hopes to continue working with the SFESA and other community medical care providers, increasing the healthcare that the people of Samoa receive. Further to this Vivere hopes to promote community healthcare and emergency education.
It is hoped by sharing this community education, the health of all people within Samoa will improve when there is an accident or serious illness. If you would like to find out any more information about Vivere or their work in Samoa then please feel free to contact us.
Samoa’s Healthcare System
The Samoan healthcare system is developed for routine medical treatment with the The National Hospital – Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) located in the capital Apia, providing primary, secondary and limited tertiary care. Tupua Tamasese Meaole is the national referral hospital for Samoa, but it is limited in the range and availability of health services it can deliver.
In the event of a medical emergency where a patient requires health services that are unable to be met in Samoa, or where a patient requires tertiary level hospital care, patients may be airlifted to Australia, New Zealand or Hawaii for treatment.
Samoa’s political system has historically been stable and an expanding tourism industry has recently increased its exports. The Samoan healthcare system has been able to develop over time, with access to relatively good healthcare facilities. This has enabled the health of Samoan’s to improve in recent years.