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Thursday 12 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new health initiative between the Ministry of Health and Tonga's churches aims to reduce non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, a major health issue for Tonga, where an estimated 40% of the population either have diabetes or are at risk of developing it.
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Friday 7 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maile Mataele (17) passed away at 11am today - the fifth victim of a road accident that claimed the lives of four other Liahona High School boys on the school's gradation day a week ago.
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Thursday 6 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maile Mataele, the 17 year old survivor of the tragic accident that took the lives of four Liahona High School boys on October 31, fights on at Vaiola Hospital despite being on life support and in a coma.
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Friday 31 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's only paediatrician Dr Toakase Fakakovikaetau - disturbed by the fact that too many sick children with heart problems were dying needlessly - set out to find them early with a screening program that has now received international recognition.
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Saturday 25 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $13,000 pa'anga was raised in a charity auction on Thursday night to assist Paumolevuka Tu'i and Mafua Kiokata, the two young men who were left paralysed after being hit by a support vehicle while training for the Tongan Aussie Rules team recently.
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Friday 24 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Thank God! I am so lucky," said To'imoana Taufateau (50), recovering this week from open-heart surgery performed at Tonga's Vaiola Hospital. His was one of the emotionally-charged comments made by some of the 14 Tongan heart patients who are recovering from their heart operations performed by a team of specialist surgeons and support staff from Australia, who worked day and night - and even through Sunday's 7.1 earthquake - to treat as many patients as possible during their visit.
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Friday 3 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-members Rehabilitation Team from the Auckland Spinal Unit were in Nuku'alofa this week to assess 13 patients with spinal injuries who have paralysis from the waist down or on both hands and legs.
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Tuesday 30 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
CPA Conference
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Tuesday 23 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public raffle to raise funds to help the two paralysed Aussie Rules players, Paumolevuka Tu'i (18) and Mafua Kiokata (22) hospitalised after a tragic accident in August, was launched in Nuku'alofa today. Bruce Shaw, the organiser, hopes to raise at least $20,000 pa'anga by raffling off a replica of the rugby jersey worn and personally signed by the World XV rugby players who played against the Tongan XV team in honour of the king's Coronation.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two young players for Tonga's National Aussie Rules team, who were hit by a vehicle while training at Ha'ateiho on August 20, will never be able to walk again due to serious spinal injuries that have left them paralysed. Paumolevuka Tu'i (18) of Talafo'ou and Mafua Kiokata (22) of Nukunuku, whose aspirations and passion was to play the sport, remain helpless in Vaiola Hospital. The two victims are conscious but are unable to move their bodies and legs.
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Monday 1 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
National Public Health " Emergency management in Asia" the Pacific course
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Saturday 23 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have officially endorsed Tonga's nominee, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Hon Dr. Viliami Ta'u Tangi, for the post of Regional Director for Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) through their Communique issued at the end of the 39th Forum meeting in Niue on 20 August 2008.
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Tuesday 8 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japanese Preliminary Study Team, in Tonga from June 21 until July 11, are carrying out a field survey of the site for the project. Their findings and recommendations were presented in a meeting between Mr Tatsuya Murase from Japan's International Cooperation Agency JICA and Dr 'Ofanoa. The Minutes of the Meeting were signed today.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
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. When tragedies like random violence (in Tonga, the events of 16/11, the recent Westpac shooting, an armed robbery and domestic violence shooting) occur, it affects many of us very deeply for several reasons. By Kristi Seymour, LPC, MBA
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Friday 14 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When a child is diagnosed with cancer the family has to change overnight and the priority becomes the life of that child, HRH Princess Nanasipau'u said today, stressing that supporting a child and family with cancer requires the involvement of the community.
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Friday 18 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Cancer organizations today received a donation of $500 pa'anga each from the Fe'ofa'aki Foundation, a charity group who assists in the cause of cancer.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
People living in the Cook Islands will now be able to access simple testing and treatment for chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, if left untreated, can lead to increased risk of infertility or early miscarriage.
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Monday 3 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Patients in the old Medical and Paediatric Wards of Nuku'alofa's Vaiola Hospital will move into new wards in the new hospital complex in January, the Minister of Health Dr Viliami Tangi said on Friday.
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Sunday 18 November 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
Road crashes kill 1.2 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years. The World Day of Remembrance - the third Sunday of November each year - draws attention to the devastating consequences of these deaths and the need for action.
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Monday 22 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wearing pink, Tongans have joined in a Pink October campaign to promote awareness of breast cancer, organised by the recently formed Tongan Breast Cancer Society Inc
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