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Saturday 15 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health took charge of an illegal tobacco problem on Friday when Health Inspectors visited retailers and wholesalers and began seizing cigarettes and tobacco that had no proper "Health Warning" labels.
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Wednesday 5 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More Tongans will die prematurely from diseases associated with tobacco smoking as a result of the government's recent changes to tobacco policy, warns the Tonga Medical Association this week, charging that government has allowed itself to be influenced by the tobacco industry to quietly lower taxation on tobacco.
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Friday 23 September 2005
Geneva, Switzerland
The Western Pacific islands of Nauru and Tonga have the highest global prevalence of overweight where nine out of every 10 adults are overweight, reports the World Health Organisation, warning that it will lead to an overwhelming chronic disease burden in these countries in the next 10 to 20 years, if action is not taken now.
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Monday 29 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential medical services at Vaiola Hospital remain paralyzed, and stressed medical and hospital staff can only hold on for so long, said the Medical Superintendent Dr Siale 'Akau'ola today.
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Tuesday 19 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young Tongan who suffered a severe spinal injury in a swimming accident at the weekend has been sent to New Zealand with the help of a group of local business people, who are now fundraising for her treatment.
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Tuesday 1 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita officially opened the 2005 Reproductive Health Management and Review Workshop at the Basilica, Nuku...’alofa on February 28.
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Thursday 24 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Taufa'’ahau Tupou IV laid the official foundation today to mark the first major upgrade and refurbishment of Nuku'alofa's Vaiola Hospital at Tofoa since its inception 30 years ago.
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Thursday 25 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rea Noponen from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Suva was in Tonga to run a three-days workshop to develop Safe Blood strategies for Tonga. The workshop ran from November 22-24 and was attended by 20 participants from non-government organisations, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Police.
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Saturday 11 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health's new administration building was officially opened by HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV on September 9.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s dive into cigarette manufacturing was short-lived when a new tobacco factory was closed by the Ministry of Health only two days after opening on July 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The fifth meeting of the Ministers of Health for the Pacific began in Nuku‘alofa on March 9, attended by 13 Ministers of Health and health representatives from 18 Pacific Island countries. The meeting is held every two years and is a forum where the Ministers discuss health issues that are of great concern to the people of the region. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Treating brawlers with broken jaws, seeing many children with bad teeth, and looking after a clinic packed with waiting patients, is all in a day’s work for William Tapealava (28). From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If you are wondering why Tonga’s Minister of Health, Dr Viliami Tangi, sitting in the dentist’s chair is smiling, it is because at last Tonga has a Preventive Dentistry Unit for reaching school children. The Ministry of Health has been without a mobile school dental van for more than 10 years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Two Israeli eye specialists, Dr Iris Moros and Dr Yair Elhalal were in Tonga conducting an on site ‘eye camp’ at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku‘alofa. During their stay from April 22 to May 1, they carried out 26 eye operations, and laser treatment of diabetes patients with eye problems, and looked at other needs of Tongan eye patients. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga declared war on HIV/AIDS on November 29 when Princess Nanasipau‘u, at the international Dateline Hotel, launched Tonga’s Strategic plan to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Form 6 Sport Fitness and Health Class in Nuku‘alofa will soon be sitting their Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate, the first Pacific Island class to sit an exercise-related exam. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
True power and authority is of a moral and spiritual nature, a peace seminar in Nuku‘alofa was told. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Chiropractor is John Gieschen from Kansas City, Missori who arrived in Nuku‘alofa in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Catherine Ripley from New Zealand has taken over the work of the Village Mission Clinic in Ha‘ateiho following the departure of Dr Glennis Mafi who lived in Tonga for over 17 years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga is taking a tough stand against cigarette advertising, promotion, the selling to young people, and the smoking of cigarettes in public places and on public transport. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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