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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...
Members of the public with children flocking to a Department Of Health Clinics
Since the announcement by the government of the Measles outbreak on island last Friday, members of the public flocked to the Department Of Health Clinics in Tafuna and Faga’alu to have their children vaccinated this past weekend. Samoa News spoke to a DOH staffer and she said that as of now, they...
[left] Health Department (DOH) official Dr. Saipale Fuimaono; DoH  Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa; Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua; Police Commissioner’s Le’i Sonny Thompson; Manu’a District Governor Laolagi V. Vaeao; Human and Social Services director Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala; and Education deputy director Philo Jennings.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With nine confirmed measles case in American Samoa, the Department of Health (DoH) have declared a measles “outbreak” in the territory, while all public schools will close starting Monday, Dec. 9th. The announcement was made Friday afternoon during a live broadcast — on...

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