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Monday 3 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women who are discovered to have advanced breast tumours are being asked why they have not come forward for medical examination earlier.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising the importance of early detection of breast cancer in order to save lives is the aim of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts on October 1, with a Pink Bicycle Bike Ride in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 12 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Alonga Centre for the handicapped at Pea in Tongatapu were treated to a feast and received a donation of $8,200 from a group of Tongan fruit-pickers who had completed seven months under the Pacific Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme to Australia (PSWPS).
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Friday 22 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new buildings were opened at Niu'eiki Hospital in 'Eua including a Children's Ward and Clinic on July 18, funded by the Government of Japan at a cost of TOP$175,000 pa'anga.
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Wednesday 1 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Tobacco-Free Village, Kala'au, is taking a stand against tobacco-related deaths by declaring itself to be a "smoke-free" area, and the village is being rewarded by the Ministry of Health.
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Tuesday 3 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-seven nursing students graduated from the Queen Salote Nursing School receiving their Diploma in Nursing, from the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, on Friday April 29.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An eight -members group of volunteers from the South Pacific Animal Welfare SPAW are finishing off a month long animal care clinics that was launched after they arrived in Tonga on February 7.
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Friday 11 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special welfare bus that accommodates disabled people on wheelchairs was given to Tonga Red Cross Society by the Government of Japan today.
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Friday 11 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Minister of Health Hon 'Uliti Uata thanked the Government of Japan for their assistance for Tonga's Health Sector during a courtesy visit by Japanese project teams who are in Tonga to implement three projects funded by Japan.
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Friday 28 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Minister of Health Hon 'Uliti Uata was welcomed by the Director of Health Dr Siale 'Akau'ola and executive members of the Ministry of Health in their first meeting held at the at Vaiola Hospital on January 27.
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Monday 10 January 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
'Akilsi has a lot of obvious issues to address. In fact, 'Akilisi could have done a great deal more for the economy and for his portfolio if he went all the way and traded the Nissan in for a ministerial bicycle and a pair of running shoes! - Sefita Hao'uli.
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Monday 8 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Basic health services should continue to be easily accessible for all Tongans, believed a panel of candidates discussing health, although the issue of life style diseases such as diabetes was also raised as a concern.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $36.1 million final phase of the Vaiola Hospital begins this month with the construction of a new outpatients department, accident and emergency unit, dental clinic, pharmacy, specialist clinics and nursing school, which are expected to be completed in March 2012.
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Friday 8 October 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Creating magic in the lives of five young children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, Tonga's first "Make a Wish" program made their wishes come true in Tongatapu on October 6.
Thursday 3 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Demolition of an old Vaiola Hospital Building started yesterday June 2, when the Princess Regent HRH Princess Pilolevu officially broke a glass window on the 39 year old building that was opened by her father on June 4, 1971.
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Friday 14 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 7-month old baby girl died on Saturday May 8 from protein malnutrition - one of five cases of severe infant malnutrition presented this year at Nuku'alofa's Vaiola Hospital, where doctors are concerned this is a reflection of the economic hardship that Tonga is currently facing.
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Thursday 13 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polynesian countries collectively have a high death rate from breast cancer because of late detection of the disease, Mr Paul Kitchen MA MB BS FRACS, a breast cancer surgeon from Australia said in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Thursday 15 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa cyclists joined the first "Bicycle for Health" ride through the streets of Nuku'alofa early on Saturday morning, April 10. Bicycle for Health, is the mission of Pasikala Nuku'alofa, a not for profit organization, which was established late last year. The president Robyn Tu'ivakano, and her secretary Naomi Fakau'a plan to hold a regular riding program. On Saturday Hon Frederica Tuita led the seven kilometer Bicycle for Health ride, with other cyclists including the Minister for Youth and Sports, Noble Tu'ivakano.
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Thursday 11 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first International Conference for Tongan Nurses was officially opened by HM the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel yesterday evening, March 10.
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Thursday 23 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A beautiful newborn baby boy in Tonga has been named in memory of his mother, Hasata Piuleni Uhi (26), who died tragically this week from complications of the "swine flu" - Tonga's first death from the outbreak.
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