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Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa
Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa during his team’s continuous inservice training. A serious challenge, during the COVID-19 declaration as well as the repatriation phase, is the DoH staff shortage and “burnout”, with Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua citing overworked medical...
DoH staff at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs facility in Pago Pago conducting daily testing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department on Monday issued a public notice explaining “repatriation” as some people from Samoa appear to want to travel to American Samoa for vacations and other purposes. “Repatriation means to return someone to his/ her own country, to return to their home...
Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration has in place a new policy where all vessels entering the Port of Pago Pago must wait just outside of the harbor at the red buoy to be cleared first by a Health Department physician before being allowed to enter the harbor. This is according to Port...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Health plans to start testing 2% of the population using currently available test kits and this will increase the number of local residents tested for the coronavirus, according to DoH epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa. Durning the May 24th ASG coronavirus...
June Salesa Vaifanua-Leo in the DoH testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With 25,000 coronavirus test-kits received by the hospital, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the LBJ Medical Center and Health Department officials to come up with a policy plan for community-based testing of 20% of the population. Lolo’s verbal instructions were...
The parking lot renovation at the Veterans Affairs Memorial Center building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Dept. of Health estimates that about 80% to 90% of passengers — from and transiting through US states affected with the coronavirus — will require 14-day quarantine in America Samoa, which means DoH needs more space and beds to effectively carry out the quarantine...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The Department of Human Resources has completed a review and adjustment salary threshold for employees with 25+ years of service, as well as a compensation policy for 4 other executive branch departments. This is according to Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s State of the...
DOH team at Samoa News
A team from the Department of Health (DOH) visited the Samoa News office yesterday as part of the ongoing second round of mass distribution of filariasis pills, to protect local residents from lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). Over the past weeks, DOH teams have been everywhere —  schools,...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Correctional Facility’s (TCF) Maximum Security, a bathroom and cafeteria buildings were closed down permanently last week by officials from the Department of Public Health (DOH), due to the unsafe health conditions. This was confirmed to Samoa News by a...

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