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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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Thursday 4 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita launched the newly registered Tongan Breast Cancer Society Incorporated in Nuku'alofa today.
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Friday 21 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Civil Servants ended their week with excitement showing off their sports gear and heading for their first weekly sports day at 'Api Fo'ou College field this afternoon.
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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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