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Rheumatic heart disease

Members of the Manumalo Academy National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and National Honor Society (NHS) with the cardiology team from Oregon Health and Science University
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The leader of a medical team screening children for strep throat and rheumatic heart disease in America Samoa is urging parents to pay attention when their children complain of sore throats or joints. Laura Armsby is leading a nine-member team from Oregon Health and...
Leota Wanda Alofa, with her children Georgina and Fitzgerald
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Yesterday morning, Paramount Builders and Manumalo Academy donated a combined total of $9,447.96 to assist the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Cardiology Team who arrived in the territory this past Monday evening to conduct week-long screenings and...
American Samoa Dept. of Health logo
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The Department of Health (DOH) spearheaded Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) relief screenings at local schools earlier this month. The BYU RHD Relief Team visited the territory to provide the screenings at Pava'ia'i Elementary School, on Thursday May 2nd; and Tafuna...
Justina Tavana and Natalia Seufale [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Justina Tavana and Natalia Seufale travelled with the Rheumatic Relief Program team from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, that visited the territory last week, offering free screening for a disease that is becoming prevalent on the island. Last year,...