American Samoa

American Samoa
At a Glance
  • Population: 49,710
  • Local Health Departments: N/A
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Tsunami, Flooding, Tropical Storms/Hurricanes
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations:
    2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $413,424
    FY 2021: $422,440
    FY 2020: $412,042
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding:
    COVID-19 2021 Funding: $472,791
    COVID-19 2020 Funding: $1,110,740
PHEP-funded staff (rounded)
  • CDC Preparedness Field Staff: 1
  • Other: 4*

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

CDC Preparedness Field Staff
  • 1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer
Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Community Preparedness
  2. Information Sharing
  3. Emergency Operations Coordination
  4. Medical Surge
  5. Fatality Management
Stories from the Field
American Samoa Zika
Reducing Zika Transmission

The Zika virus outbreak began in American Samoa in January 2016. The territory has used PHEP funds to conduct mosquito control activities and staff a response team to help stop the spread of the virus. PHEP funds also supported distributing Zika Prevention Kits, outreach to pregnant women, and clearing of standing water from communities to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.

American Samoa Zika Prevention
Corporations Partner with Local Health Departments to Help Fight Zika

CDC has linked corporate partners with local health departments to help fight Zika. During popular community events known as Zika Action Days, community members receive valuable Zika prevention information and products. Events have been held in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Florida.

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