Samoa National Kidney Foundation General Manager Appointed for Another Three Years

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Mulipola Lose (Roger) Hazelman has been re-appointed as head of Samoa’s National Kidney Foundation for another three year term.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa at a post-Cabinet press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

“This is a very important service for the country,” said the Prime Minister. “The Minister of Health submitted the paper for the appointment of Mr Hazelman, and it has been confirmed by Cabinet”.

The Samoa National Kidney Foundation was established in 2005 to reduce incidences of kidney failure and kidney-related diseases in Samoa. They provide dialysis services as well as a holistic care for patients with end stage renal failure.

NKFS provides haemodialysis service in both Upolu and Savaii, whereby people with end stage renal failure come in 3 times a week, for approximately 5 hours a session, for renal replacement therapy. It also from time to time extends services to visitors requiring temporary acute dialysis at the National Health Services (NHS).

It is set up by Act of Parliament as a Government State Owned Enterprise with a governing board of directors currently Chaired by Doctor Papalii Samuelu Petaia. Other board members include Lui Faitaua, Tevaga Peter Tevaga, Shorley Mariner and Namulauulu Dr Malofou Nuualofa Tuuau-Potoi.