MANU'A: Setting high standards for Manu'atele

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HEARTS IN MANU'A: Using a stethoscope, a Faleasao Elementary School girl listens to the heart of a schoolmate. (Photo 2) Manu'a High Schoolers visiting the Ta'u Health Clinic with Mrs. Puaina Filoialii, Dr. Manuel Fernandez and Miss Tamara Bailey.

“Talking to the students in Manu'a, and being able to share with them my experiences with HOSA and ASCC allowed me to connect with new people, improve my social and leadership skills, and gave me the chance to learn about the things that affect them.” Miss Bailey also encouraged any students interested in health careers to find out more about HOSA.

“It’s an opportunity to set a higher standard for yourself,” she said.

ASAHEC is part of a wider network of over 54 Programs and 235 Area Health Education Centers across the United States and the South Pacific.

An estimated 120 medical schools and 600 institutes of higher learning which include nursing and allied health studies work collaboratively with these Centers towards the goal of improving health among underserved and under-represented populations.

For more information on ASAHEC, call 1-(684)-699-1587.