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Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department (DoH) will send the test sample from the local resident, who arrived on the Sept. 13th flight from Honolulu and tested COVID-19 positive, to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory “to determine the variant”, according to...
 Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $100,000 health grant from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress this year and signed into law in March.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $100,000 health grant on Monday from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress this year and signed into law in March. The discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Health for home visiting is from the U.S. Department...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a memorandum dated yesterday, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga announced that Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua will be off island from Apr. 15th to May 31st. And in his absence, the governor appointed DOH deputy director Farrah Utu as acting director until...
Dr. Francine Amoa (far right) with DoH staff,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on island, the Health Department says that administering the first dose — for those who have not received it — remains on hold until next week. At last Friday’s news conference announcing the update on the 159...
Health Department deputy director, Fara Utu, DoH Clinical director Dr. Saipale Fuimaono, acting Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua, Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga T. Asuega, LBJ hospital chief executive officer Faumuina John Faumuina, and DoH Senior Epidemiologist, Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 10-day quarantine in Hawaii is set to begin next week Monday, for the 160 American Samoa residents selected for the first repatriation flight from the U.S. set for Jan. 29th, and ASG is covering the costs of the operation, including the charter flight on Hawaiian...
Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Getting healthcare workers and first responders vaccinated within a certain timeframe with the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arriving tomorrow, will depend on whether the minus 70 Celsius temperature is maintained throughout the shipping process from the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Department of Health apparently set up a plan to accommodate the US government mission to Antarctica which was later denied access by the local governor. Three planes carrying 31 people were due to arrive in American Samoa last weekend and it was...
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “It is still the Department of Health’s position that we do not recommend travel to and from areas of known COVID-19 infections,” said DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa during the department’s coronavirus presentation at last Thursday’s emergency cabinet meeting....
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Health is looking at all available options that would allow virus testing in Hawaii for repatriation passengers, who could be quarantined at a location in Honolulu before boarding a charter flight to American Samoa, says DoH Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili...
Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the US — including California where case surpassed the 400,000 mark, Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua said it’s the DoH position to “maintain border closure until such time that COVID-19 is no longer a...

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