Western Samoa was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly held in May 1953 ''without prejudice to any questions regarding sovereignty'' as an area. Western Samoa joined the World Health Organization on 16 May 1962 as a Member State after gaining its independence from New Zealand on 1 January 1962. From 1946 to 1961, Western Samoa was administered by New Zealand under a United Nations Trusteeship Agreement. In July 1997, the Constitution was amended to change the country’s name from Western Samoa to Samoa (officially the “Independent State of Samoa”)...

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The WHO Representative in Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau: Dr Rasul Baghirov

Address: Ioane Viliamu Building Beach Road Apia Western Samoa

Telephone: (685) 24-976


Ministry of Health

Address: Motootua P.O Box 2268, Apia, Samoa

Telephone: (685) 23330 or 21212 ext 502