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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Do not look at our disabilities but focus on our abilities, said Rhema Misser a person living with physical disability for 54-years during the opening of the first "Langi Ma’a: Tonga National Mental Health and Disabilities Symposium" on October 9-13.
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Tuesday 3 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Breast cancer remains the number one cancer affecting women in Tonga with 12 cases so far from January-July this year, said Dr ‘Ana ‘Akau’ola today at the launch of the Pink October breast cancer awareness campaign. Only two of those cases were detected early through mammogram. "It's only when your cancer is detected early, that we can help you beat this killer disease”
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Men do have control over how they behave sexually, and the excuse that they can't control their urges is not valid, especially when it comes to high-risk situations that could lead to sexual assault or rape of a woman or a girl, a male advocacy training group learned in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Testing kits that can detect HIV and Syphilis infections using finger prick blood or serum will be piloted in Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau and Vanuatu, over the next three months starting in September.
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Thursday 10 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two U.S Army veterinarians who were in Tonga last month, evaluating the state of animal health care, urged Tongans to be more caring of their animals.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has finally eliminated lymphatic filariasis (kulokula fua), after more than three centuries, validated by the WHO. This is a health problem that caused the swelling of one's limbs, scrotum and breast.
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Thursday 27 July 2017

Stanford,California, USA
A health survey conducted by Stanford University reveals how physically active populations around the world are, and Hong Kong is rated as having the most active citizens in the world walking 6,880 steps daily on average. Although Tonga was not included in the survey, the findings somewhat correlate to some of its issues such as obesity and physical activity.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Child Cancer Foundation Tonga received a donation of $5,000 today from the chairman of the Reddy Group, owner of the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel, Mr YP Reddy, in Nuku'alofa, to help with special food needs and medical transport.
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ambulance and biomedical equipment with training valued at AUD$70,000 was handed over to the Ministry of Health by the Rotary Club recently.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a special prayer service on Sunday, 2 April at the Mango Tree Centre in Houmakelikao organized by Autism Tonga. Families and friends of the 16 autistic children in Tonga will be the guests of honour at the service.
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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.
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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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