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Monday 9 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health said 440 people had been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles in the current outbreak, from October 1 to December 2 in Tonga. However, it is estimated that at least 70% have already recovered.
Wednesday 4 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM KIng Tupou VI unveiled a plaque, at Mata-ki-‘Eua, Tongatapu, yesterday, 3 November, to mark the completion of a USD$16.7 million project that was launched in 2011.
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Monday 2 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Access to quality drinking water in Tonga depends on where you live, and what you can afford. A new laboratory to be opened on December 12 will help Public Health inspectors assess the quality of drinking water, particularly from village supplies.
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Friday 29 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 394 people have been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles as at November 26 in Tonga. Vaccinations are continuing.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high MR vaccination rate of 99 percent has so far saved Tongans from rising measles related fatalities that neighbouring Samoa is experiencing, as health professionals continue to fight the epidemic. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new containerized laboratory from New Zealand has been setup at Vaiola Hospital after being transported from Queen Salote Wharf yesterday, 19 November.
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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tragedy in Samoa continues as its Government yesterday confirmed the deaths of 16 people from the deadly disease, mostly young children. The impact of the disease is being blamed on Samoa’s low vaccination coverage. One family was reported losing three children in the space of two weeks
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of confirmed or suspected measles cases in Tonga had climbed to 177, at 5 November, with most cases experiencing a mild illness, according to the latest health situation report released on 6 November.
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Tuesday 5 November 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The threat that climate change poses to global health is the theme of an annual conference being held by New Zealand’s Otago Global Health in Wellington, New Zealand this week 6 – 7 November. Pacific research will be the focus of the conference.
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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 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Health today issued a Measles Alert after 13 members of a Tongan school rugby team developed measles after returning from New Zealand this month. Measles is a highly infectious disease and the public is urged to be vigilant for symptoms and to get immunized, especially if they are traveling overseas.
Tuesday 15 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students from seven kindergartens in Tongatapu gathered to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day today, 15 October, under the theme “Clean Hands for All”. A simple behavioural change - hand washing with soap - is one of the simplest and most effective ways of preventing the spread of diseases.
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Tuesday 8 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the biggest obstacles to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) is worldwide corruption in the health care industry, which according to a Transparency International report, kills an estimated 140,000 children per year, and holds back the fight against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.
Friday 4 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A pilot scientific population survey is being held in certain districts of Tongatapu, starting on October 2-6 that could help determine the dog population, now estimated to be around 20,000.
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Tuesday 24 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight wheelchairs donated by the Rotary New Zealand World Community Service was presented to Mango Tree Respite Centre for the disabled at Houmakelikao, on September 24.
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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.

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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Friday 23 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The young students of Fua'amotu Government Primary School went home with $750 pa'anga cash prize, after winning a cook-off on August 23 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nurses at Vaiola Hospital impressed the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with their singing during a ceremony to welcome him this morning, 9 August, so much, that he invited them to Geneva, Switzerland next year.
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