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Ministry of Health clarifies the status of Dengue in Samoa

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a Dengue fever serotype2 outbreak for Samoa. This was detected in October when blood samples were confirmed at the ESR Lab in New Zealand. As of December 3, the Ministry has recorded 1,522 clinical …

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Health Minister endorses new Professional Standards

Health Minister Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama receives a Leaders Recognition Award from the Samoa Nurses Association for his role in developing the profession in Samoa.
Health Minister Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama has put his weight behind the Samoa Professional Standards for …

Guangdong Province back in Samoa

The team of eye specialists from Guandong in Apia
(M.P.M.C. Press Secretary); A team of eye specialists from the Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China are in the country to donate equipment for the National Health services and to …

Samoan Obesity Study – Press Release : 05/08/2016

Top Samoa medical specialists were involved in a study which reported a genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage which partly explains why Samoans have among the world’s highest levels of obesity.
The Samoan specialists included:

Leausa Dr Take Naseri, an internist & …

Excise taxes to increase for Tobacco, alcohol and selected food items

Health Minister Tuitama Dr Talalelei Tuitama is 110% behind the propose excise tax increases for alcohol, tobacco and select sugary and salty products included in the 2016-2017 budget estimates now before parliament.
The looming increase will see excise taxes go up …

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The 6th Annual Bilateral Health Summit between Samoa and American Samoa was held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa on November 11 to 12, 2015. This is a continuation of bilateral annual health talks between Samoa and American Samoa …

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