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Miss Pacific Islands uses nursing skills to help returning residents

Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu

Apia, SAMOA — With countries in lockdown due to Covid-19 and strict travel restrictions in place across the Pacific, the reigning Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands, Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu, has confirmed that she will continue her reign for a second term.

This is the first time in the history of both pageants for this to occur.

Tagata Pasifika's Renee Kahukura Iosefa caught up with Miss Samoa, who is utilising her nursing skills to help where the need is great.

Amid the global pandemic, Fonoifafo has been helping medical personnel to process residents returning to Samoa on repatriation flights from New Zealand.

The registered nurse is familiar with helping to make a difference where it matters most. During Samoa’s measles epidemic, she worked alongside the country’s Ministry of Health to deliver vaccinations and implement community health awareness programmes.

She says the epidemic has been her most memorable moment as Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands to date.

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