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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...
Baggies of Lymphatic Filariasis pills
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has reached over 6,000 people since launching last month, the third round of Mass Drug Administration, to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in American Samoa, says project coordinator, Joshua Naseri during a DoH news conference last week Friday....
The causative agents of lymphatic filariasis
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health Department’s third-round of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) kicked off over the weekend with a church service on Sunday at the Nu'uuli Methodist Church. It was officially launched the following day, as DoH teams began their village...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafa Satele is a single dad. He is a farmer and a chef. He is very adamant about exercising and living healthy. So when his 13-year-old son came home last week and told him that he had taken the lymphatic filariasis pills during a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) at his...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Pictured is a local 34-year-old woman living with lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis commonly known as mumu tutupa in Samoan. The mosquito-borne parasitic disease is affecting her lymphatic system responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the body. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On Monday, September 24, 2018, the Department of Health, with the support of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, cabinet members, legislature, government and non-government agencies, faith-based denominations and communities at large launched the lymphatic filariasis (LF)...