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DEPT. OF HEALTH

Dept of Health staff at celebration
This Health Department photo shows staff last Friday, September 11, 2020, during the fourth and final day of celebration of National Community Health Center Week in American Samoa with the focus, “Lighting the way for healthier communities today and in the future”. [photo: DoH]
DOH staff at suicide prevention training
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Taking time to educate and train staff in suicide and crisis prevention. Higher numbers during COVID-19 lockdown,” said the photo caption on this and four other photos posted on the Health Department’s Facebook page of a department training held last Friday. Speaking on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department, through its Facebook page, announced Wednesday its 24-hour suicide hotline. “YOU ARE LOVED and YOU ARE NOT ALONE,” declared DoH message on its posting. “If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact our Behavioral...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has increased coronavirus testing for medical staff and first responders with two government agencies to be tested this week, while all previous testing has come back negative. This is according to DoH’s presentation at Sunday’s government COVID-19...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and LBJ Medical Center to look at identifying local funds to purchase more COVID-19 test kits while the DoH plans this week to start conducting community-base testing for medical personnel and first...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the ASG coronavirus task force meeting earlier this month, Health director Motusa Tuileama recommended a mini COVID-19 island wide exercise to test the “strength” of the local health care system in the event of a coronavirus outbreak. He said the concern in the event...
People social distancing as they wait to be serviced at Fagaalu Health Dept.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Social distancing protocol is being observed by a group of people around 8:15a.m yesterday as they were waiting outside of the Health Department’s compound in Fagaalu to get their health card. Samoa News got a call before 8a.m about the large crowd gathering at this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Sunday’s ASG coronavirus task force meeting, Health Department Epidemiologist Dr Aifili John Tufa shared two questions from the community relating to the coronavirus pandemic and Samoa News points out that these are the questions that have been circulating on...
This Samoa News photo taken on Monday, May 4, 2020 shows Health Department nurses, who are tasked with putting together the DoH program for Nurses Appreciation Week this week. The program kicked off on Monday and runs through Friday. At LBJ Medical Center, the Nurses Week program started Wednesday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the recommendations from the Health Department for consideration as the coronavirus emergency declaration is scheduled to expire, is to continue closing American Samoa’s borders with Samoa and Hawaii until May 31st. Furthermore, DoH recommends to continue the...

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