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DEPT. OF HEALTH

Congresswoman Aumua Amata and local Health Dept. Director Motusa Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health grant for maternal and child health services. This discretionary grant of $97,104 is for American Samoa Department of Health from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is part of the U.S....
Youth members of the Tafuna CCCAS
Youth members of the Tafuna CCCAS perform a skit during this past Sunday’s “Suicide Awareness” church service at CCCAS Kanana Fou, hosted by the Health Department bringing attention to this issue that is negatively impacting the lives of the young people in the territory. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — This past Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the American Samoa Department of Health upon a grant notification of $84,498 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This discretionary block grant is for Preventive Health and Health...
Seven out of ten local participants at the seminar
Seven out of ten local participants — shown in this Samoa News photo — were presented certificates last Thursday after a six week seminar conducted by the DOH Tobacco Diabetes Coalition on good-eating habits, balanced-food and exercise in order to live a healthy life with non-communicable diseases...
Dept of Health staff at celebration
This Health Department photo shows staff last Friday, September 11, 2020, during the fourth and final day of celebration of National Community Health Center Week in American Samoa with the focus, “Lighting the way for healthier communities today and in the future”. [photo: DoH]
DOH staff at suicide prevention training
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Taking time to educate and train staff in suicide and crisis prevention. Higher numbers during COVID-19 lockdown,” said the photo caption on this and four other photos posted on the Health Department’s Facebook page of a department training held last Friday. Speaking on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department, through its Facebook page, announced Wednesday its 24-hour suicide hotline. “YOU ARE LOVED and YOU ARE NOT ALONE,” declared DoH message on its posting. “If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact our Behavioral...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Health Department has increased coronavirus testing for medical staff and first responders with two government agencies to be tested this week, while all previous testing has come back negative. This is according to DoH’s presentation at Sunday’s government COVID-19...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and LBJ Medical Center to look at identifying local funds to purchase more COVID-19 test kits while the DoH plans this week to start conducting community-base testing for medical personnel and first...
ASG’s COVID-19 Task Force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — At the ASG coronavirus task force meeting earlier this month, Health director Motusa Tuileama recommended a mini COVID-19 island wide exercise to test the “strength” of the local health care system in the event of a coronavirus outbreak. He said the concern in the event...

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