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Thursday 13 September 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
A new book of pocket-charts that will help health workers to identify people at risk of heart attacks and strokes and save lives by prescribing the most appropriate treatment is published today by the World Health Organization (WHO). The charts can be adapted for use in any setting, in any country, with any patient.
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Friday 15 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Sunday 10 June 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization (WHO) warmly welcomes the continued commitment of the G8 countries to increase funding and action for better health for people in Africa.
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Friday 8 June 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaiola Hospital was presented with $224,454 by the Hospital Board of Visitors this morning.
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Wednesday 16 May 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Assembly opened with an optimistic assessment of the global health scene from the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan, and a call for global health leaders to build a "health legacy" for women and the people of Africa.
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Sunday 13 May 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
The Sixtieth World Health Assembly (WHA) will take place from 14-23 May 2007 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Thursday 26 April 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
As part of a concerted effort to ensure more equitable access to a potential pandemic influenza vaccine, six developing countries are being awarded grants to establish in-country manufacturing capacity for influenza vaccine. The countries are Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Viet Nam.
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Monday 11 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new rubbish tip Tapuhia at Vaini, was officially handed over to the Government on Tonga on Friday December 8 but it will not be operational until 2007.
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Wednesday 6 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No formal complaints have been made to Tonga's Ministry of Health following reports that suspects held in connection with the events of 16/11 had been beaten by police and members of the Tonga Defence Service while in custody.
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Monday 23 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen Tongan babies born with the clubfoot condition will be able to walk normally after undergoing successful surgery in Tonga performed by a team of orthopaedic surgeons from the Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia.
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Friday 4 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another stage of rebuilding Tonga's dilapidated base hospital, Vaiola Hospital, in Nuku‘alofa, has begun with the signing of a contract for the building of a new wing, which is expected to be completed in 15 months.
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Thursday 6 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of $10,000 pa‘anga was donated to Tonga's Vaiola Hospital by the Halaholo Family on July 5 to help the hospital buy a new ambulance.
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Friday 19 May 2006
Pangai, Ha'apai
The Ha‘apai main hospital, Niu‘ui was officially closed down on Saturday May 13, and a temporary hospital facility has been set up at one of the local doctor's home. All the patients at the hospital were also sent home, excepting for one patient.
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Friday 24 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV yesterday morning, March 23, made his first public appearance in Tonga this year when he made a speech at the openeing of Vaiola Hospital's new wing, but the 87-year-old monarch who has been infirm, appeared to become distressed during the ceremony and was taken away by his concerned attendants.
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Wednesday 22 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's happy Minister of Health Dr Viliami Tangi yesterday received the keys for the first part of the new Vaiola Hospital complex that was built with $17.7 million pa'anga in Japanese aid.
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Monday 20 February 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
I have a lot of problems accepting the medical report for Veikune that led to his escape from imprisonment penalty. He was able to work full time in parliament and perform exercise programme before and currently. - Dr Viliami Tutone (CMDHB)
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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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