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DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has called for the Heath Department to have DoH medical personnel stationed at schools to administer the required MMR to students — who have not gotten their shots — when schools re-open early next month after being closed due to the measles...
Members of the public with children flocking to a Department Of Health Clinics
Since the announcement by the government of the Measles outbreak on island last Friday, members of the public flocked to the Department Of Health Clinics in Tafuna and Faga’alu to have their children vaccinated this past weekend. Samoa News spoke to a DOH staffer and she said that as of now, they...
[left] Health Department (DOH) official Dr. Saipale Fuimaono; DoH  Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa; Health director Motusa Tuileama Nua; Police Commissioner’s Le’i Sonny Thompson; Manu’a District Governor Laolagi V. Vaeao; Human and Social Services director Muavaefa’atasi John Suisala; and Education deputy director Philo Jennings.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With nine confirmed measles case in American Samoa, the Department of Health (DoH) have declared a measles “outbreak” in the territory, while all public schools will close starting Monday, Dec. 9th. The announcement was made Friday afternoon during a live broadcast — on...
Customs Agent Elama Tupufia Lefiti, Health Inspector Tasi Toalima, Dr. Pushpa K.Yadav, and Quarantine Inspector Tuamaalo  Seuma’ala of the Agricultural Department
Customs Agent Elama Tupufia Lefiti, Health Inspector Tasi Toalima, Dr. Pushpa K.Yadav, and Quarantine Inspector Tuamaalo  Seuma’ala of the Agricultural Department were hard at work Sunday afternoon at the airport arrival gate making sure arriving passengers were fully checked for any symptoms of...
World Health Organization t-shirt for stamping out Filariasis
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The last day for American Samoa's campaign to wipe out Filariasis is Saturday, November 9, 2019. Don't miss the close-out bash at the Fagatogo malae from 8am – 2pm with health-fair booths, raffles and prizes, games and face painting, bouncing houses and lots more fun for...
Pictured are DOH director Motusa Tuileama Nua and Dr. Tufa (sitting) and active members of the campaign.
DOH officials met with media representatives last week to collaborate on ways to get the word out to the public, about meningococcal and prevention. The target population is 11-18 year olds and DOH needs signed parental consent forms in order for their minor children to get vaccinated. Pictured are...
Tafuna HS teachers Fiatele Aiono (NHS chair);  Jordanna Maga (Territorial Teacher of the Year);  and Siaa Alama (NHS co-chair)
Tafuna HS teachers Fiatele Aiono (NHS chair);  Jordanna Maga (Territorial Teacher of the Year);  and Siaa Alama (NHS co-chair) following the presentation of a $7,000 donation from the National Honor Society of Tafuna HS to the AS Dept. of Health for rheumatic heart disease relief efforts. [photo:...
Nurses Week 2018 ends today with "Field Day". This whole week has been full of activities — and gift giving — for the territory's caretakers not only at LBJ Hospital but also the Dept. of Health.  Malo lava nurses!  [photo: BC]