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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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Monday 30 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty Tongans suffering from cardiac diseases and defects received lifesaving cardiac operations from an Australian team of medical professionals at Vaiola Hospital in September.
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Saturday 13 April 2013

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Domestic violence statistics in Tonga are disturbing, women have died, and the high rate of physical, sexual and emotional abuse impacts the whole community. It is shocking to see Tonga, a Christian country, bashing its daughters as soon as they become women, community leaders said in Nuku'alofa on April 12, 2013.
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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.