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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.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
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.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
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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.
Monday 11 August 2014
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‘Peace Ark’, a Naval Hospital Ship from China, will visit Nuku‘alofa on August 13-20 to provide medical services.
Friday 8 August 2014
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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.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
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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.
Wednesday 16 July 2014 - 1 comment
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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).
Thursday 5 June 2014
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Tonga is the world’s most overweight country, according to a study published yesterday by a well-known medical journal, The Lancet.
Friday 30 May 2014
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Health Ministers from 53 Commonwealth countries have gathered for a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss strengthening public health systems.
Monday 19 May 2014
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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.
Wednesday 14 May 2014
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The Tonga Red Cross Society celebrated Red Cross Day yesterday Thursday, 8 May at its national headquarters in Nuku’alofa.
Friday 9 May 2014
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A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
Monday 5 May 2014
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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.
Monday 31 March 2014
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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.
Monday 10 March 2014
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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.
Monday 3 March 2014
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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.
Monday 16 December 2013 - 1 comment
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A new report states that Tonga is the fourth most over-weight country in the world, and that Non-Communicable Diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and diabetes are a leading cause of adult death, while data showed that 36 percent of Tongan boys and 54 percent of Tongan girls were over-weight or obese. Death rates in the most productive age groups are three times higher than in Australia and New Zealand
Thursday 28 November 2013 - 1 comment
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Premature birth of babies is the leading cause of death of newborn babies in the Pacific Islands, according to Dr Karen Allen, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF Pacific Representative in Suva, Fiji at the end of November.
Wednesday 20 November 2013
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The Kolovai Health Centre on the western district of Tongatapu has re-opened its doors on October 4 after being refurbished with over $20,000 pa’anga by the Australian Government, supporting the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, which are reaching epidemic levels in Tonga.
Saturday 5 October 2013
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Thirty Tongans suffering from cardiac diseases and defects received lifesaving cardiac operations from an Australian team of medical professionals at Vaiola Hospital in September.
Monday 30 September 2013 - 1 comment
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