COVID-19 test cartridges

MOH, MCIT and UNDP partner to bolster Samoa's COVID-19 response

Two thousand COVID-19 test cartridges were handed over to MOH today, along with IT equipment that were temporarily held by MCIT, by UNDP.

The cartridges, or panels, will be used for the Ministry’s existing GeneXpert machines for COVID-19 testing. They are produced by US-based molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid, and in high demand at the moment, so Samoa is fortunate to be able to secure this shipment.