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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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Sunday 29 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Support provided to families by Tonga’s Child Cancer Foundation helps to achieve better outcomes from therapies used to treat cancer, Dr Jane Skeen, told a fundraising breakfast in Nuku‘alofa on March 28.
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Thursday 19 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Korean missionaries have improved the quality of life for Tonga’s most severely crippled people. The couple Rev. ‘Amanaki In-Kwon Kim (57) and his wife ‘Ofa Jeong-Seok Kim (53) run the Mango Tree Centre, a Nuku’alofa based rehabilitation centre that provides free physiotherapy and counselling to disabled people and their families in Tonga. By Finau Fonua
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Thursday 12 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The recently enacted Food Act 2014 was reviewed last night under a theme “Food safety is your business”, at a Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting, and was met with concern among some business owners. By Finau Fonua.
Thursday 5 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaiola Hospital’s Paediatric Ward has been gifted with a $100,000 playground, presented by the Tae Kami Foundation, this morning, 5 February.
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Monday 2 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dengue fever outbreak was today declared by the Ministry of Health, who have confirmed 33 cases of dengue fever across Tonga.
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An outbreak of the viral mosquito-borne disease chikungunya in April that infected about 10,000 people throughout Tonga, started in Ha‘apai after foreign assistance arrived for victims of Cyclone Ian, Tonga’s Director of Health said today.
Tuesday 16 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container-load of rotten meat in plastic wrappers dumped off Tongatapu’s scenic cliffs at Makeke yesterday, with the knowledge of the Ministry of Health, left a trail of stinking sausages on the lookout, foul plastic strewn down the cliff face and a sea of brown boxes and plastic bags washing against the coastline.
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Tuesday 2 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although there are only two HIV positive persons who are currently receiving treatment in Tonga, the Ministry of Health is concerned with the increasing number of people who have tested positive with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The health-related quality of life of school-aged children in Tonga is at “worrisome low levels” states a report published in a Swedish-based medical journal, Global Health Action, published in August.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Hand washing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Friday 10 October 2014
Mammogram

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first mammogram machine was commissioned today October 10 at Vaiola Hospital, and will help the Radiology Unit to detect breast cancer early.
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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Apia, Samoa
A new Pacific Partnership aimed to prevent and control non-communicable diseases was launched in Samoa on September 2.
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Peace Ark’ Naval Hospital Ship from China departed Nuku’alofa today Wednesday, 20 August after a week of providing free medical services that included 39 surgeries, and removing a bullet from a Tongan who had been shot while he was in the United States.
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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China arrived this morning at Vuna Wharf on a one-week visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
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Monday 11 August 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
Much needed new medical equipment and supplies were presented to Ngu Hospital, Neiafu, on Wednesday 6 August from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
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Friday 8 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Peace Ark’, a Naval Hospital Ship from China, will visit Nuku‘alofa on August 13-20 to provide medical services.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three day meeting in Nuku’alofa of international health communicators aimed to seek new approaches to fight Non-Communicable Diseases and to promote health.
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific health ministers have spearheaded a campaign for a “Tobacco-free Pacific” in the region where an epidemic of non-communicable diseases, exacerbated by tobacco use, accounts for 75% of deaths.
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 2014 World Health Organisation (WHO) report on binge drinking has stated that 12% of Tongan males over the age of 15 years are “heavy episodic drinkers” (binge drinkers).

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