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Dept. of Health quarnatine facilities
Samoa News photo Wednesday afternoon showing the Health Department’s quarantine facilities behind the Tafuna Community Health Center. As of yesterday, there were only four travelers from Samoa under local special skilled workers special provision completing their required 14-day quarantine...
DYWA building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local resident, Bryan Jackson has threatened to take the Department of Health to court over an allegation of violations of “safety codes” and “human rights” of travelers repatriated from Samoa that are quarantined at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA)...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Health Director Motusa Nua
Washington, D.C. — This past Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS)...
Pamata Suapilimai and her loved one smile
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new measles case has been reported in American Samoa — an 8-year-old child who is believed to have contracted the virus locally. Department of Health Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa said they are still investigating how the child contracted the measles virus. The...
Health inspection station at the Pago Pago Intl Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Tuesday, the local Department of Health released an official statement notifying the public of “two travel-related suspected measles cases in American Samoa.” The measles epidemic in neighboring Samoa continues to make headlines in the Pacific Region. And while...
meningococcal vaccine
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this week, a media report from Samoa noted that the independent state has issued a meningococcal warning. According to Talamua Online, Samoa Health Minister Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama said doctors have been instructed to take notice of children with high fever...