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Friday 9 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has banned the sales and use of two Karicare Infant Formula products for newborns and for six-months babies and older after receiving information that the products may contain contaminated ingredients. The ban came into effective on Thursday, August 8, and will remain until further notice.
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Wednesday 7 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan social services provider, the Ma‘a Fafine mo e Famili, has won funding support to continue its caregiving to the elderly and disabled children for another year.
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) NSW branch is assisting Tonga in its fight against diabetes.
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A netball program to combat Non Communicable Diseases - the main public health challenge in Tonga was launched in Nuku'alofa on 22 May, and for a second year will hold a national netball tournament and community outreach programs to encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle for Tongans.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increasing number of Tonga's youth are found to have diabetes, a disease that is incurable, and many of them have contracted diabetes because they eat the wrong foods. A Tonga Youth Diabetes Study Report 2013, released last week recommends a national screening of youths for the disease along with a national awareness campaign.
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Diabetes cannot be cured, Tonga's King Tupou VI said today and expressed concern that an increasing number of youth are being diagnosed with the disease in Tonga.
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Friday 19 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Head Psychiatrist Dr Mapa Puloka says family violence is causing mental health problems in Tonga. “Domestic violence is in some ways similar to incest, it’s a topic that no one wants to talk about….it has come to a point where a lot of Tongans see it as culturally appropriate and tolerate it…we need to talk about it and raise the awareness of the problem,” he said. - By Finau Fonua.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence is a learned behavior. Community violence is a traumatic event that is a bad symptom of something that has reached deep into our society. It is a behavior of citizens who are stressed, who are trying to cope and solve problems. Some of the sources of stress include poverty, lack of housing, joblessness, family pressures, and hopelessness. ...In random community violence, like we are seeing here in Tongatapu, there are no warnings. This should make us all realize that something like this could happen to us. By Kristi Seymour.
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Tuesday 2 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment and supplies worth $2.9 million pa'anga was handed over by Japan's Ambassador to Tonga HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro at Vaiola Hospital today.
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga recorded 98 suicides over the last 12 years, and most were male and under the age of 30 years, Tonga's Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee told a local consultation on suicide trends and risk that started on March 19.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The wives of Japanese diplomats in Tonga handed over 100 children's reading books to the Children's Ward at Vaiola Hospital today, in an effort to give young patients something enjoyable to do.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's pubic servants have launched a year-long programme to combat non-communicable diseases and to create healthier workplaces in an effort to "build a healthier quality public service for Tonga".
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tonga Health-Dr Tapa Scholarships to study public health in Fiji were awarded on Friday January 18.
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Wednesday 2 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four girls and one boy were born at Vaiola Hospital on New Year day, Tuesday, 1 January 2013.
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Friday 7 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan businessman Ross Chapman, the Chairman of Pacific Finance and Investments Ltd., today donated $15,000 to help support a local child cancer foundation.
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Coronation Charity Trust, established by the late King George Tupou V, today formally approved a contract for the USP Tonga Campus to carry out a survey on the status of diabetes among Tongan youth between the ages of 14-25.
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Thursday 8 November 2012
Vaini, Tonga:
The arrival of a container of medical equipment from Salt Lake City, USA for a clinic at the village of Vaini, in Tongatapu yesterday, November 7, was welcomed with prayers and speeches by Princess Taone and community leaders.
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Wednesday 8 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surgeons in the Pacific Islands are limited in resources but they should be proud of what they are able to achieve, the 11th Pacific Islands Surgeons Association Conference heard at the opening of the biennial conference being held in Tonga from August 7-10.
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Thursday 21 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new netball program to combat the increasing health problem of non communicable diseases which is the most common causes of deaths annually was launched on June 20, to encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle for all Tongans.
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Monday 18 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising a health crisis that is reducing the life expectancy of both men and women in Tonga, the Ministry of Health has partnered with the Ministry of Sports and Tonga's Netball Association in a new programme that aims to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles for people of all ages.
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