Tamanu for Typhoid Immunisations in Samoa

by Mikaela Barker • November 12, 2021

2021 is shaping up to be the year of immunisations for Samoa. Against the backdrop of their door-to-door COVID-19 vaccine campaign, there is also an impressive rollout of a national typhoid vaccine campaign. Typhoid is endemic in Samoa, with an estimated 270 cases per 100,000 each year. For reference, a high endemic area is defined […]


Supporting the COVID-19 Vaccinations in Samoa

by Mikaela Barker • November 4, 2021

To date, Samoa has been sheltered from the worst impacts of the pandemic, with only one recorded case of coronavirus. However, outbreaks in neighbouring countries have motivated Samoa to dedicate themselves to fully vaccinating the eligible population before an outbreak can take hold. The national vaccine roll-out has been impressive in both scale and efficiency. […]


Data-driven health logistics in the Indo-Pacific

by Mikaela Barker • October 6, 2021

Mapbox services have helped us to build Tupaia, our data aggregation, analysis, and visualisation platform designed for health workers in the most remote settings in the world.  “We can harness Mapbox’s powerful tools without sharing a single piece of data back to them. This allows countries to retain complete control and sovereignty over their information” – Michael […]


Data sharing collaboration makes Pacific health information more accessible than ever before

by Mikaela Barker • September 30, 2021

The Pacific Data Hub and Tupaia have announced a data sharing collaboration that will see publicly available health data on the Pacific made more accessible than ever before.  “This collaboration with Tupaia takes the Pacific Data Hub to a new level, said Phil Bright, GIS Dissemination and Innovation Lead at the Pacific Community (SPC). “Having one source of health data means anyone interested can build on this existing base of data. It will allow people to connect the […]