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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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Friday 8 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Wednesday, 6 April with an aerobics session and other activities at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Tuesday 5 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important for parents to seek proper diagnosis if they are unsure of their child’s condition. Here in Tonga, children often get disciplined because of the lack of understanding of their condition, said Dr Flora Lutui in an address to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2 April in Tonga.
Friday 1 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will mark World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, 2 April with a special ceremony at the Mango Tree Center for disability in Houmakelikao.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Zika Zero” action at Vaini on Friday 26 February, brought together volunteers from various civil society groups to clean up the town and get rid of the rubbish that is a breeding place for mosquitoes.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Unhealthy people who become sick from eating the wrong foods are placing a huge economic burden on the government’s health systems, while 99% of adult Tongans currently remain at risk from so-called “lifestyle diseases”. Now a new government strategy will place the emphasis on young people, to give them a healthy start to life - but starting with the young means starting before babies are born.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new TV show called Tonga Mo’ui Lelei, promoting healthy lifestyle choices for Tongans, aims to combat the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) responsible for lowering life expectancy in Tonga, and will start airing tonight.
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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Zika surveillance unit has recorded 549 Zika cases up to yesterday, Monday February 8, including seven cases that were confirmed by laboratory blood tests, said Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa this afternoon.
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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Zika anxiety grows among pregnant women in Tonga, some are choosing to leave the country - like a former Miss Heilala who fears that if she gets bitten by a mosquito and catches Zika during pregnancy it might harm her unborn child - and that means it’s too risky for her to stay.
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.
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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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