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Thursday 1 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By not shaving their moustaches for a month, a group of local gentlemen dedicated themselves to raising donations for the Child Cancer Foundation Tonga (CCFT). Ten men started to grow beards on November 1 but only four lasted without shaving until the end of the month.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Use antibiotics responsibly” is the theme of a World Antibiotics Awareness Week launched in Nuku’alofa on Monday, November 14 to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. Tonga’s doctors pointed out that misuse of antibiotics is not only dangerous but also costly and urged Tongans to adopt better hygiene to help fight the spread of infectious diseases.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in Tonga “no doubt about it”, said Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola today at a breast cancer awareness Pink October morning tea event hosted by Tonga Communications Corporation at Fasi.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anne Thorp, ambassador for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation said 3,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in New Zealand. She told a “Pink in Paris” fundraising luncheon, organized by the Tonga Breast Cancer Society on 22 October, that Maori and Pacific Islands women often don’t present themselves early enough for treatment.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita launched a “Pink Corner” Library for breast cancer awareness today, October 12 at Tupou Tertiary Institute, Fasi.
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Monday 3 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cancer survivor, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, Tonga’s Director of Health, today shared his own story of personal illness, while recognizing a “big gap” in the cancer survival rates between Tonga and the developed world.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional funding of AUD$3.2 million dollars to support health services in Tonga, to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, Australia’s visiting Minister of International Development and the Pacific, Senator Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, announced today at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 27 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Offering free health checks, specialist medical examinations, and spiritual counseling, a group of 19 Christian health care professionals from Australia, New Zealand and Vanautu concluded their Tonga mission at the very busy Kolovai Health Clinic, Tongatapu, on Friday, volunteering under the Healthcare Christian Fellowship (Oceania).
Thursday 18 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of children from 12 primary schools in Tongatapu have been wearing special cameras around their necks, taking photos every 10 seconds for three days, as part of research project examining their lives. The research program, Kids’ Cam Tonga, is being conducted by the University of Otago of New Zealand on selected Class Six students, to learn more about the children’s environment and how they interact with it. The findings are expected to help improve children’s wellbeing.
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Thursday 18 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting medical experts from Guangdong, China have been working together with Tongan doctors to provide medical service to the locals in Vaiola Hospital from 15-17 August.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 will be held on July 27 to August 13 in six islands under a theme, ‘Food Security for happy and healthy Tongans.’.
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Tokyo, Japan
Tongan dentists in the Malimali Program, a preventative dental health care currently implemented for primary school children in Tonga, visited Japan last month, to speak about the program at health conferences.
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-one graduates from the Queen Salote Institute of Nursing and Allied Health received their diplomas and certificates on Friday, 3 June during a graduation ceremony, at the Queen Salote College Hall.
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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, rated as one of the highest smoking countries in the world, where 46% of men and 13% of women smoke - and half are expected to die from it, has launched an intensive anti smoking campaign today.
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Monday 23 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 731 residents of the village of Puke on Tongatapu, now have access to clean water after Japan granted over US$82K to restore the water supply system, which was commissioned on March 12.
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Thursday 12 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A neighbourly concern for youngsters who go to school hungry, has moved a Kolomotu’a family to provide free breakfasts for over 100 children at their local school twice a week. “I believe that in most communities there are children who go to school without breakfast and the same children may not have food for lunch,” said Dr Taniela Palu, whose family has started the programme.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Safe drinking water will be easier to access for around 4,000 people in six villages across western and eastern Tongatapu thanks to the New Zealand Government committing NZ$51,000 to Caritas Tonga to restore water supply catchments. Works include renovating and rehabilitating decrepit rainwater tanks and installing new water refill stations.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In just two days, today and yesterday, a total of 328 confirmed cases of conjunctivitus (pink eye) have been reported to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa, as the number of cases continues to rise.
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Monday 9 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A conjunctivitis (pink eye) outbreak in Tongatapu, has seen 135 people flocking to Vaiola Hospital this morning with confirmed symptoms of the virulent eye infection. In the last five weeks the hospital has registered more cases of conjunctivitis than for the whole of 2015.
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