Donate to Western Samoa














Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management is coordinating the rostering of healthcare personnel from Hawaii organizations with the State of Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green to send medical supplies and medical personnel to Apia, Western Samoa to assist in the measles outbreak. As of 12/3/19 morning 3,881cases reported, 55 measles related deaths.

Among the organizations with personnel volunteering to serve are: The Queen’s Health Systems, Adventist Health Castle, Maui Health System, Saint Francis Healthcare System, Kahuku Medical Center, and others.

Anyone wishing to donate money for medical supplies or assistance to Samoa may donate to the Hawaii Hospital Education and Research Foundation (HHERF), the 501(3) nonprofit foundation of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.  100% of what is donated will go directly toward support of the medical mission to Western Samoa to address the measles epidemic and will be used for supplies, equipment and shipping.

Checks can be made to HHERF, and mailed to 707 Richards St. PH2, Honolulu, HI, 96813. Please contact Bess Hayashi at or (808) 521-8961.

If you would like to donate by credit card, click here.

For questions pertaining to the measles outbreak in Apia, Western Samoa please contact Chris Crabtree, DrPH, CEM, CEDP, Executive Director, Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM) at (808) 599-2899 or