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Wednesday 22 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health celebrated 30 years of working together with the St John of God Ballarat Hospital, a milestone for their Twinning Program, that has contributed a lot to the Health Ministry in Tonga.
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Thursday 1 February 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola was officially appointed as Tonga's new Minister of Health yesterday afternoon, 31 January 2024 at a Ministerial Appointment, held at his home in Pahu, Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 17 May 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola has this month completed a total of 37-years as a civil servant with the Ministry of Health, 14-years in which he served as CEO. He was farewelled last week by the Health Minister and colleagues.
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Thursday 11 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as no longer a public health emergency of international concern and countries will now transition from emergency mode to managing Covid-19 alongside other infectious diseases. Tonga achieved high vaccination coverage during the pandemic and achieved a low death rate due to Covid-19.
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Friday 14 April 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Guideline for Healthy Living and national campaign was launched on 13 April in an effort to tackle the health problems arising out of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which remain the leading cause of deaths with around 70% of deaths annually in Tonga connected to NCDs. MAFF Minister, Lord Fohe, urged Tongans to eat healthier food. He believed it was not impossible to change our lifestyle for a healthier Tonga.
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Wednesday 12 April 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There have been no recent deaths reported from the Influenza outbreak in Tonga, confirmed the CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr Siale 'Akau'ola today. The first cases were reported in the last week of December last year.
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Wednesday 15 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There have been no recent deaths reported from Influenza B, which peaked in Tonga over the past two-months. The Ministry of Health says cases of influenza-like illnesses going to the hospital to date have slightly decreased. COVID-19 cases have also continued to decrease and remain at a “satisfactory level”. King Tupou VI received his 3rd booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
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Thursday 9 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three children have died from viral pneumonia caused by an Influenza B outbreak in Tonga over the last 8-9 weeks, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. About 180 cases a week have been reported but this is likely to be an under-estimation of the number of cases in the community, said Dr Siale 'Akau'ola.
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Friday 17 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga recorded only four COVID-19 positive cases last week, said the CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health received 10,000 rapid antigen testing kits from China, to assist with the containment of COVID-19, after the gradual re-opening of Tonga's international border.
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Thursday 14 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Eua has of this week had 19 active COVID-19 cases. They are in home isolation and doing well, said Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola. He encouraged those who are still not vaccinated or have not had boosters to do so, advising the public not to be complacent because COVID is still here and there are still different variants abroad.
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Friday 29 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People on Tongatapu should use the weekend to prepare for a potential lock down next week, after Tonga’s first positive COVID-19 case was confirmed today. The Prime Minster Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa this evening urged people to use this time to get ready in case more people are confirmed to have the virus.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 36,800 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX, funded by Japan, would arrive in Tonga today, said Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this morning.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passengers repatriated from Auckland, New Zealand, last week have tested negative in their first of three COVID-19 tests while in quarantine, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Three COVID-19 tests are now required from passengers during quarantine.
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Thursday 4 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will rely on advice from WHO on the COVID-19 passport matter, said Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this week. Other countries are exploring the issue of COVID-19 passports as well.
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Thursday 25 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga hopes to achieve herd immunity for CoViD-19 by planning to vaccinate around 60-70% of the population by the end of the year, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Tonga is on COVAX's tentative list to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Saturday 30 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is finalizing its National Deployment and Vaccination Plans to access CoViD-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility, and initial quantities are expected to be announced soon. Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said COVAX is assessing the readiness of participant countries, who will have to make a contribution if they want vaccination coverage of their population to be increased. Meanwhile, some other Pacific countries have started their vaccination programmes.
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Tuesday 29 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s health officials are keeping their “eyes and ears open” as they closely monitor the spread of a new more contagious CoViD-19 variant in England and other countries. Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola said today they would closely study how this new variant evolves and adapt quickly to any new threat as it develops.
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Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking to the COVAX Facility to obtain a safe COVID-19 vaccine for Tonga in 2021, the CEO for Ministry of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola said today at a press briefing at Vaiola Hospital. Tonga needs to wait for a vaccine that can be stored in the hospital freezers.
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Monday 26 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All 141 passengers repatriated from Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month have tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Another 230 repatriated passengers are expected to arrive later this week from Brisbane and Auckland.
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