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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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Friday 30 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is the world’s most overweight country, according to a study published yesterday by a well-known medical journal, The Lancet.
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Monday 19 May 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
Health Ministers from 53 Commonwealth countries have gathered for a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss strengthening public health systems.
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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A third phase of the Kau Mai Tonga Ke Tau Netipolo “C’mon Tonga Let’s Play Netball” was launched on Wednesday, May 14 in a continuing campaign to encourage Tongan women to become more physically active through netball.
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Friday 9 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Red Cross Society celebrated Red Cross Day yesterday Thursday, 8 May at its national headquarters in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 5 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
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Monday 31 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan secondary students were warned of drug dealers and the effects of drug use at a lecture held at the Kalofiama ‘O Epworth Hall on Friday March 28, in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 10 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains at high risk for dengue fever after two cases were reported in Tongatapu last month, said the Director of Health. He advised the public to become more vigilant in prevention efforts, while the weather is warm. Tonga’s near neighbour, Fiji, is currently facing its worst outbreak of dengue in 16-years with eight reported to have died there since February 28.
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Monday 3 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty Tongan nurses, who are the first to be trained in Non-Communicable Diseases, graduated last week and will be on the frontline of treating NCDs, which have accounted for 74 percent of all deaths in Tonga in 2008.
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Monday 16 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tae Kami Foundation raised $25,000 pa’anga for the Children’s Ward at Vaiola Hospital last week at the end of its “Walk on, Walk Strong” fundraising campaign 2013 in Nuku‘alofa.
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