Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) Hospital +685 21212 or 66600


The Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) Hospital at Motootua provides the people of Samoa with numerous health services and facilities. It is the only hospital providing scope for learning medicine in Samoa. The hospital provides primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities in addition to offering a range of specialist medical services, surgery and outpatients clinics.

The Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua is connected to the other Samoa hospitals and clinics. The specialists working in the hospital extend services to the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital at Tuasivi on Savaii and the district hospitals. The departments of surgery, paediatrics, internal medicine and gynecology are helped by the specialists from Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital. The hospital is the headquarters of the Ministry of Health, Samoa.

The minister of Health in Somoa, is Dr. Leao Tuitama.

Ms. Palanitina Toelupe is the General Manager of Samoa’s National Health Service (NHS).

Dr. Monalisa Punivalu is the Manager Clinical Health Services, Samoa’s National Health Service (NHS).

Dr Ponifasio Ponifasio is the head surgeon in Samoa location at TTM hospital.

Dr Tito Kamu is the assistant Manager Clinical Health Services, Samoa.

Dr Take Naseri is the Director General Ministry of Health (MOH)

Medical students should contact Dr Malama Tafunai, Director of Medical Electives Program Email: m.tafunai@nus.edu.ws