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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of four was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the LBJ Hospital after being stabbed with a kitchen knife. Pepa Taito and Laufala Sio, who were engaged in a drinking session in front of a Aua store a week ago Saturday morning, were arrested in connection with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has submitted proposed legislation which seeks to amend the current 2% wage tax law and establish by law, the Governor’s Healthcare Professional Succession Initiative. In the cover letter last week to Fono leaders, the governor pointed out that...
Family Planning outreach program staff, with members of the CCCAS Utumea
"Begins with me" Family Planning outreach program staff, with members of the CCCAS Utumea during an activity entitled "Ola tautua fa'amaoni ia Keriso" on Dec. 28th. The LBJ Medical Center’s Family Planning Program has been conducting outreach to various schools and churches on island, to educate...
Pamata Suapilimai and her loved one smile
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new measles case has been reported in American Samoa — an 8-year-old child who is believed to have contracted the virus locally. Department of Health Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa said they are still investigating how the child contracted the measles virus. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a Dec. 2nd memorandum, Gov. Lolo Matalasi made the “recess appointment” of Ufagafa Ray Tulafono to the board of the American Samoa Medical Center Authority (LBJ Hospital) to fill the vacancy made by the passing of Utoofili Asofa’afetai Maga, a former ASG Health...
Health Department’s Dr. Saipale Fuimaono,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the four locally transmitted measles cases, one is a 10-month old infant who was “so sick” but thank God, recovered and was discharged from LBJ Medical Center, said LBJ chief medical officer, Dr. Iotamo Saleapaga during an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday morning at...
Members of the LBJ Family Planning outreach program at Aoa Olomoana Elementary School
The LBJ Medical Center’s Family Planning Clinic continues their outreach program “BEGINS WITH ME/ AMATA IA TE A’U.” This past week kicked off with a special visit to the students of Aoa Olomoana Elementary School “Home of the Seaula" where the group spoke on issues such as teen pregnancy prevention...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Health authorities in American Samoa say two children visiting from neighbouring Samoa are suspected of having measles and are in hospital care. Physician Saipale Fuimaono has told KHJ News that blood samples from the two are being sent to Hawaii for testing, with...
Faumuina John Faumuina and WHA members
LBJ Medical Center chief executive officer, Faumuina John Faumuina (4th from right) accepted  a $10,000 cash donation from the Women’s Hopital Auxiliary. The donation will go towards the many financial needs at the LBJ Hospital.  Women's Auxiliary president Suni Felise (4th from left) and vice...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — October is a month of many wonderful things: the World Series, the colors of autumn, and Halloween among them. But it’s also booked with national celebrations and awareness campaigns: National Country Music Month, Polish American Heritage Month, and even National...

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