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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Latest COVID count released by the Dept. of Health records 360 new positive cases over the 24 hours ending Wed. March 23. This brings the cumulative positive cases reported from February 21 to March 23 at 2,565, with 343 of them recovered. And the Dept. of Health is...
Dr. Maria Guyapa (left)  Dr. Aifili J. Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At last Friday’s Health Department news conference, the territory lead Epidemiologist, Dr. Aifili J. Tufa, confirmed that DOH is working in collaboration with the Human and Social Service Department (DHSS) this week to shut down child care centers in efforts to “curb the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is moving into the fifth week of the third round of the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in American Samoa, with health officials hoping more residents will take LF pills as the territory heads into the...
 Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With American Samoa’s strict protocol for travelers entering Pago Pago, Health Department officials said the territory is able to contain in quarantine and then isolation the COVID-19 cases after three travelers from the last two flights from Honolulu tested positive....
Marquis Leauma
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thirty-two year old Marquis Leauma was a passenger in a car that crashed on the east side of Tutuila early Sunday morning, Sept. 13. The police commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson declined comment Wednesday, and a police official declined to give information about the crash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Renovation work has started for upgrading a wing at the Health Department’s compound in Fagaalu that will be used to house patients at the hospital’s Behavior Health Center, which has been identified by LBJ Medical Center as an isolation facility in the event residents...
DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $235,000 federal health grant to fund the hearing program for newborn babies. This grant is designated for the American Samoa Department of Health’s Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention efforts. The funding was a discretionary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In support of Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s Jan. 29th order which continued the measles outbreak declaration and expands it to include measure to counter the new “coronavirus”, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua on Friday, Jan. 31st, released a “travel advisory” for all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa now has 15 laboratory confirmed measles cases after three more samples sent to Hawai’i’s state laboratory for testing came back positive last week, according to Health Department and LBJ Medical Center officials. The latest update on the measles outbreak...
DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called for the Heath Department to have DoH medical personnel stationed at schools to administer the required MMR to students — who have not gotten their shots — when schools re-open early next month after being closed due to the measles...

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