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Monday 27 March 2017

Tokyo, Japan
Two Japanese doctors, managers of Tonga's Malimali Project promoting oral health education in schools, have received special awards presented in Tokyo on March 13 for their efforts in helping Tongan children over two decades. They were honoured at a meeting with the Emperor Akihito of Japan.
Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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Thursday 9 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Breast Cancer Society received a donation of USD$600 from India's High Commissioner to Tonga HE Mr Vishvas Vidu Sapkal on Wednesday, February 8 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 27 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A medical team from Interplast Australia and New Zealand will be working at Vaiola Hospital on February 16-23 to carry out plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as training.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Health problems in the Pacific Islands today stem from poor government leadership, poor education, and not taking care of our environment, says Sione Tu'itahi who attended the World Health Organisation’s 9th Global conference that was held in Shanghai, China for 2016.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Father of six, Joseph Finau, is becoming a role model for obese Pacific Islanders after losing an incredible 100 kilos in two years. Finau who lives in South Auckland, New Zealand, weighed 220kg in 2014.
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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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