2 May 2018

US doctors screen for rheumatic fever in Samoa

8:57 am on 2 May 2018

A team of doctors, specialists and students from the United States have been in Samoa screening for rheumatic heart disease.

Apia CBD the capital of Samoa.

Apia CBD the capital of Samoa. Photo: RNZI/Koroi Hawkins

The team from Brigham Young University in Utah is working with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Samoan government to do follow up work after their visit last year.

The team will be screening children on Upolu and Savaii.

The Samoa Observer reported the team of more than 50 includes medical doctors, professors and medical and science students who will visit more than 14 schools.

They have also shipped a container of medical equipment to Samoa to be donated to hospitals on both islands.

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