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Lymphatic Filariasis

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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...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga taking pills
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Sialega Palepoi Mauga (middle) taking pills for lymphatic filariasis during yesterday’s Mass Drug Administration launch at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium. Lemanu delivered special remarks at the opening ceremony to launch the MDA. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
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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)...
Leausa Dr. Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health has refuted reports that the death of a woman at Momoa was a result of her taking the lymphatic filariasis triple drug regimen. Holding a press conference yesterday at the Ministry of Health headquarters, Chief Executive Officer, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri said they...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While American Samoa’s mass drug administration (MDA) to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is set for next month, Samoa Government’s Ministry of Health launched last week its MDA, as shown in this photo posted on the Samoa Ministry of Health’s Facebook Page called, “...