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Thursday 31 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 107 people have been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles as at 28 October in Tonga with mild symptoms. An extra 2500 doses of MR vaccinations have arrived in Tonga on 29 October to top up stock levels. Measles is highly infectious.
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 35 medical professionals from Open Heart International (OHI) in Australia are currently in Tonga performing open heart surgery on locals with rheumatic heart disease. The lead surgeon stressed that Tongans need to try and prevent acute rheumatic fever, a disease that occurs from having tonsillitis that is not treated with antibiotics early enough.
Thursday 13 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been commended for its progress in treating blindness caused by diabetes, as part of a program supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. Around 16% of Tonga’s adult population, aged 25 – 65 years are affected by diabetes - and about two thirds of those with diabetes will have diabetic eye disease that, without early treatment, can lead to blindness.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Zumba classes are promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in central Nuku'alofa, and Tonga Post is the latest to take up the program, offered by Tonga Health.
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Thursday 15 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grant and sponsorship funding was awarded today by the Tonga Health Promotion Foundation to support healthy living initiatives to strengthen, prevent and control Non Communicable Diseases (NCD's) which have reached a critical level in Tonga.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga can better fight its NCD crisis by removing tax on chicken meat and putting new tax on local tobacco, while ensuring stronger price control, monitoring, and enforcement, a new World Bank study recommends.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Student nurses from the University of Sydney and the University of Canberra are undertaking professional placements at Vaiola Hospital and village clinics in Tonga as part of Australia’s New Colombo Plan.
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Monday 14 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Health Dr Sione Tapa (94) was laid to rest at Takaunove cemetery today, May 14 after passing away last week.
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Monday 5 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As dengue cases increase to 52 on Tongatapu as of this afternoon, 5 February, a medical officer from the Ministry of Health admitted they lack the ability to treat hemorrhagic dengue because they are waiting to replace a broken centrifuge. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Popua's young students won the first ‘Mai e 5’ school cooking competition on November 15. The cooking programme reinforces the value of eating healthy nutritious food
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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans have big health issues around obesity, diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure. "If I can get one family or one child moving to live a better lifestyle for themselves - then our future looks a little bit brighter for these kids,” said Valerie Adams, three-time Olympic medalist. Valerie stresses to all Tongans that 30 minutes of moving a day helps toward living a healthier life.
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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, rated as one of the highest smoking countries in the world, where 46% of men and 13% of women smoke - and half are expected to die from it, has launched an intensive anti smoking campaign today.
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Monday 23 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 731 residents of the village of Puke on Tongatapu, now have access to clean water after Japan granted over US$82K to restore the water supply system, which was commissioned on March 12.
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Thursday 12 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A neighbourly concern for youngsters who go to school hungry, has moved a Kolomotu’a family to provide free breakfasts for over 100 children at their local school twice a week. “I believe that in most communities there are children who go to school without breakfast and the same children may not have food for lunch,” said Dr Taniela Palu, whose family has started the programme.
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Friday 8 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Wednesday, 6 April with an aerobics session and other activities at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new TV show called Tonga Mo'ui Lelei, promoting healthy lifestyle choices for Tongans, aims to combat the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) responsible for lowering life expectancy in Tonga, and will start airing tonight.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tonga Health-Dr Tapa Scholarships to study public health in Fiji were awarded on Friday January 18.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Vatican City wanted to help the Vaiola Hospital, said Professor Caetano from the University of Rome, when he visited Tonga’s base hospital at the end of November. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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