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Thursday 4 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment worth nearly $1 million pa’anga, including incubators and mobile xray units to support improved health services at Vaiola Hospital, was handed over by the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata, on Thursday 4 February.
Saturday 30 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No further cases of the Zika virus had been identified, two weeks after it was confirmed that Tonga had its first Zika virus case, said Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola on Friday 29 January.
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Friday 22 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Naming Tonga the fattest nation in the world, a BBC report on 18 January 2016 says that consumption of imported mutton lamb flaps is to blame. But Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, says that it’s the quantity of food Tongans eat that’s the main problem, not mutton lamb flaps.
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Monday 30 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Mai e 5 campaign that promotes healthier food choices and eating among children, today awarded prizes to primary schools and principals who championed efforts to improve their health by eating fruits and vegetables. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A specialist urology team from Australia with local health staff provided free diagnostic and treatment services at Vaiola Hospital from November 17-23.
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Thursday 26 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional Chinese medicine was offered for two days, from November 26-27, at Vaiola Hospital by three visiting doctors from Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
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Thursday 15 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaiola Hospital received specialised equipment and furniture as well as funding support for a heart program from the King and Queen, this afternoon during a special visit by HM Queen Nanasipau‘u to the children’s ward.
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Wednesday 14 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Raise a hand for hygiene,” is this year’s theme for Global Handwashing Day, marked annually worldwide on October 15 to motivate and mobilise people to wash their hands with soap to keep communities healthy. In Tonga, more than 300 young students at Kolomotu’a Government Primary School are leading the way as hygiene champions. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 9 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Beulah College at Vaini, Tongatapu, closed its boarding house and 200 boarders returned home, after a case of typhoid fever was confirmed in Vaini village in late September.
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Thursday 8 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students of the ‘Ofa Tui moe ‘Amanaki Disability Centre at the Tonga Red Cross Society headquarters held a party to mark Mental Health Week in Nuku’alofa today, Thursday 8 October.
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Thursday 1 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer is the number one cancer in Tonga far exceeding any other cancer in women, killing 27 since 2013. Already 18 cases have been diagnosed this year, Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola said today at the launch of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
October is breast cancer awareness month and a donation of $1,000 from MBF Bank will go towards funding an awareness campaign that will be launched tomorrow, Thursday, 1 October in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 29 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 900 students in several schools on Tongatapu now have safe and accessible drinking water thanks to community efforts to restore broken water catchment systems. Lack of clean drinking water can cause ill health and poor attendence among students and remains an ongoing challenge for communities throughout Tonga.
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Monday 7 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 20 Tongan patients who are suffering from congenital heart defect and rheumatic heart disease will be receiving life changing operations from an Australian team of medical professionals at Vaiola Hospital.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New approaches are needed to implement effective suicide prevention programs for Tongan youth, Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho stated this week in signing a cooperation agreement for the National Suicide Prevention Tonga and the Le Va organisation of New Zealand.
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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are many mental health disorders in the community and work is being done to find out the number and offer treatment, the Director of Health Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said today, in thanking donors who have supported the Psychiatric Unit at Tonga’s Vaiola Hospital.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor-General of Australia Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove commissioned a newly renovated ‘Ofa Tui ‘Amanaki (OTA) Disability Centre at the Tonga Red Cross Society headquarters on Friday, 3 July in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 15 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross today marked World Blood Donors Day 2015 with a theme ‘Thank you for saving my life’ by highlighting the life stories of volunteers and donor advocates on how donating blood saves lives.
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Thursday 11 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A specialist urology team from Australia provided a range of free diagnostic and treatment services to patients at Vaiola Hospital during a training and mentoring visit to Tonga’s Vaiola Hospital on May 30 to June 5.
Friday 15 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The third race of a Fun Run Series by ANZ Bank had more than 350 participants, including Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on Saturday, 9 May.
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