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Tuesday 31 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A travel schedule expected for a chartered flight to bring medical supplies from China has not been confirmed at this stage. The medical supplies are aimed to help Tonga in its preventative measures against COVID-19.
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Friday 27 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, after test results on the country's recent two suspected cases, came back negative from Australia today, March 27. The Minister of Health said vigilance and preventative measures need to continue to strengthen Tonga's response to the global pandemic at this critical time.
Thursday 26 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health has negated public concerns that Tongans had returned to the Kingdom from New Zealand after attending a Mt Roskill event with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Saturday 7 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samples, taken from a suspected coronavirus COVID-19 case in Tonga this week, arrived in Australia yesterday and are on their way to a Melbourne laboratory for testing.
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Tuesday 3 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four cruise ships have been told to stay away from Tonga this month under a diversion order issued today by the Ministry of Health.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A health team was stationed today at Fua'amotu International Airport to monitor all incoming passengers, as Tonga takes precaution in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. A Tongan sports teams, currently in China are reported to be safe and well, and will return to Tonga next week.
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ambulance donated from the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise in New Zealand was handed over to Vaiola Hospital on September 12.
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Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second regional workshop by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and its partners is being held in Nuku'alofa from August 28-30 aimed to find practical ways to combat Non Communicable Diseases.
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Monday 20 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola has been reappointed as the Ministry of Health’s Chief Executive Officer for a period of four years starting last Thursday, 16 May.
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Thursday 3 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were no deaths reported due to road accidents or violent acts during the Christmas and New Year holidays in Tonga.
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dengue outbreak has been declared in Tonga. One girl (12) has died, with 19 confirmed cases across Tongatapu. The girl from New Zealand who died on 24 January at Vaiola Hospital was visiting family over the Christmas holidays when she caught dengue.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has finally eliminated lymphatic filariasis (kulokula fua), after more than three centuries, validated by the WHO. This is a health problem that caused the swelling of one's limbs, scrotum and breast.
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Thursday 2 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nearly half a million pa’anga was committed by the Government of Japan on 27 February, to fund three projects aimed to improve the quality of life of people from the grassroots level, and includes the upgrading of a technical course classroom building at Tonga College, installing a flake ice machine with water tanks for ‘Uiha and Felemea in Ha'apai and two new ambulances for 'Eua and Ha'apai.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Use antibiotics responsibly" is the theme of a World Antibiotics Awareness Week launched in Nuku’alofa on Monday, November 14 to raise awareness about the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. Tonga's doctors pointed out that misuse of antibiotics is not only dangerous but also costly and urged Tongans to adopt better hygiene to help fight the spread of infectious diseases.
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Thursday 22 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional funding of AUD$3.2 million dollars to support health services in Tonga, to be more inclusive of people with disabilities, Australia's visiting Minister of International Development and the Pacific, Senator Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, announced today at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 30 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No further cases of the Zika virus had been identified, two weeks after it was confirmed that Tonga had its first Zika virus case, said Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau'ola on Friday 29 January.
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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are many mental health disorders in the community and work is being done to find out the number and offer treatment, the Director of Health Dr Siale 'Akau'ola said today, in thanking donors who have supported the Psychiatric Unit at Tonga's Vaiola Hospital.
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Monday 15 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross today marked World Blood Donors Day 2015 with a theme ‘Thank you for saving my life’ by highlighting the life stories of volunteers and donor advocates on how donating blood saves lives.
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Peace Ark’ Naval Hospital Ship from China departed Nuku’alofa today Wednesday, 20 August after a week of providing free medical services that included 39 surgeries, and removing a bullet from a Tongan who had been shot while he was in the United States.
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Monday 10 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains at high risk for dengue fever after two cases were reported in Tongatapu last month, said the Director of Health. He advised the public to become more vigilant in prevention efforts, while the weather is warm. Tonga's near neighbour, Fiji, is currently facing its worst outbreak of dengue in 16-years with eight reported to have died there since February 28.
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