10 Nov 2014

Health Summit in American Samoa

11:25 am on 10 November 2014

American Samoa is hosting the fifth Bilateral Health Summit this week between the territory and Samoa.

LBJ hospital, American Samoa

LBJ hospital, American Samoa Photo: RNZI

This year's theme is 'Partnering for Prevention Makes Common Cents'.

Health Department director Motusa Tuileama Nua says the summit will cover issues relating to both non-communicable disease and communicable diseases.

Some specific topics of discussions will include partnering with media to promote health and evidence-based projects conducted in American Samoa and Samoa.

Motusa says he hopes that by the end of this event the participants will have put forward smarter goals and better solutions for both American Samoa and Samoa.