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Thursday 10 September 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization is urging countries to eliminate industrially produced trans-fat (TFA), from the global food supply by 2023, due to its link to heart disease and death. In Tonga, 1.71 % of coronary heart disease deaths is due to trans-fat intake. Trans-fats raise our bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lower your good (HDL) cholesterol levels. Examples of foods that may contain trans-fat include doughnuts, cookies, crackers, muffins, pies and cakes.
Friday 19 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tests for CoViD-19 can now be processed in Tonga in a new laboratory extension which was officially opened today by the Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa at Vaiola Hospital in Tongatapu. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 25 May 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
Tonga's Minister for Health Hon Dr ‘Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu was elected Rapporteur on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Executive Board during its 147th virtual meeting on 22 May.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The third CoViD-19 testing machine, GeneXpert, and testing cartridges have arrived in Tonga and were cleared last night and kept at the Ministry of Health laboratory said Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today, 8 May.
Tuesday 5 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around the world, Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated today 5 May, but in Tonga students at GPS Fasi have stepped up their hand hygiene routine every day to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections such as CoViD-19.
Monday 16 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Health Organization reported last night that COVID-19 had reached nine new countries/territories/areas, seven in the African Region, one in the European Region and one in the Region of Americas, during the previous 24 hours..
Friday 13 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has declared a Public Health Emergency Order to be prepared to fight COVID-19. Two declarations announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon, give more power to the Ministry of Health to contain COVID-19. The CEO of Health said today they have limited intensive care capacity “I think as a Ministry we have to prepare for more difficult scenario,” he said, but Tonga’s small size is an advantage where it is easier to contain.
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Thursday 12 March 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March, due to the rising number of confirmed people with COVID-19 around the world and the increase in deaths.
Monday 9 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second and final batch of samples taken from a suspected COVID-19 case in Tonga on Saturday has been sent to New Zealand for testing. This is after the first test, sent to Australia last week was found to be negative.
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Friday 6 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Health officials are urging sick people, including Tongans, who are planning to visit Tonga, to stay away while they are ill. The plea comes after a 21-year-old Tongan woman travelled while sick with the flu from Sydney to Tonga on Monday, 2 March, and is now suspected of having COVID-19.
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Thursday 5 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 10 suspected COVID-19 cases across the Pacific who have had samples tested have come back negative confirmed Dr Yutaro Setoya from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Tonga. This does not include Tonga's suspected COVID-19 case sample, which is still being tested.
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Thursday 13 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's tourism industry, while preparing to welcome visitors off three cruise ships on Wednesday, has been hit hard with the last minute cancellations.
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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four cruise ships have been ordered to stay away from Tonga this week under a diversion order issued yesterday, 11 February, by the Ministry of Health, to prevent the introduction or spread of the new coronavirus, now named SARS-CoV-2. The virus with 393 cases outside of China, has been identified as a form of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronaviruses.
Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of people contracting measles has started to decline with fewer new cases being reported. The Ministry of Health said 14 new measles cases were reported this past week, with 10 from Tongatapu and 4 from Vava‘u. This is much less than the 37 new measles cases reported two weeks ago and 46 the week prior. A total of 18,431 vaccinations have been administered as of 13 December.
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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF are calling on Pacific communities to vaccinate against measles in response to recent outbreaks of measles in Tonga and Samoa.
Tuesday 28 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Saia Ma’u Piukala, Tonga’s Minister for Health was appointed as a member of the World Health Organisation Executive Board during the 72nd World Health Organisation Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland last week.
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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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Saturday 23 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have officially endorsed Tonga's nominee, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Hon Dr. Viliami Ta'u Tangi, for the post of Regional Director for Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) through their Communique issued at the end of the 39th Forum meeting in Niue on 20 August 2008.
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