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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
October is breast cancer awareness month and a donation of $1,000 from MBF Bank will go towards funding an awareness campaign that will be launched in Nuku’alofa, October 1.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lack of knowledge about fertility has led to lots of teenage pregnancies, say the organisers of an "Adolescent Girls Sexual Awareness Program", which addresses that lack of awareness about changes in the human body. Over 100 adolescents girls in Tongatapu and 'Eua are taking part in the program that runs until December.
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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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Monday 3 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 20% of smokers in Tonga have shifted to consuming the local hand-rolled tobacco, tapaka Tonga, because it is not taxed and cheaper, following a tax increase on manufactured cigarettes, according to a new study by the World Bank.
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Thursday 23 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 1300 Tongans with hearing problems were fitted with hearing aids donated by Starkey Hearing Foundation, during clinics on August 21-22 at 'Atele Indoor Stadium. "If people have problems with their ears come straight to us, then it won’t get to a stage where they need hearing aids," Dr Vaka'uta at Vaiola Hospital ENR unit said.
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Friday 17 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ambulances, vehicles and medical equipment worth $1.8m pa’anga was handed over to Tonga’s Ministry of Health by the Japanese Government on Wednesday, 15 August.
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Thursday 16 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The visit by the Chinese medical ship Ark Peace to Nuku'alofa has shown there is a high demand for medical treatment, with people of all ages filling the ships passageways waiting to see medical practitioners since the ship's arrival on Monday, 13 August. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongans are undergoing pacemaker surgery at Vaiola Hospital for the first time, performed by a team of volunteer medical practitioners from New Zealand on 15-16 August, marking a historic moment for health in Tonga. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 13 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China, arrived on Monday morning, August 13, at Vuna Wharf on an eight-day humanitarian visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
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Thursday 9 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Peace Ark’, a Naval Hospital Ship from China, will visit Nuku’alofa for the second time to provide free medical services from August 13-20.
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Wednesday 8 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new biochemistry analyser that will allow medical tests to be done in Tonga instead of being sent overseas was received at the laboratory in Vaiola Hospital, on Monday August 6.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A volunteer group from the South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) is offering free veterinary services on Tongatapu at the end of this month from August 27-31, 2018.
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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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Friday 29 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A smart water monitoring system, known as ToGWIS, will provide critical data to help sustain Tonga’s groundwater source in the face of climate variability. The new system was signed over to government at a workshop on 28 June at the Tanoa Hotel.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A study into the source and transmission of typhoid fever, which has been increasing in Pacific countries such as Fiji over the past decade, has revealed that poor sanitation is a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of the disease. Professor Crump, who led the study says the research also highlights the serious concern that Oceania has fallen behind both Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to become the region with the lowest coverage of improved drinking water and improved sanitation.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans who have hearing problems will soon be able to hear better under the "Tonga May Hear Project", where new hearing aids worth more than $2,000 each will be donated for the first time by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, visiting Tonga in August. Anyone with hearing difficulties is encouraged to visit their nearest health clinics for screening to benefit from the multi-million project.
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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of new medical equipment and materials from Dongguan City in China were handed over to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku'alofa on June 12.
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Friday 16 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoppers are warned to pay extra attention when buying goods as they may be damaged, expired or defective following Tropical Cyclone Gita says Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading. World Consumer Rights Day was marked on 15 March, with the theme “Be a more Cautious Shopper”.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala said today that all main roads on Tongatapu have been cleared of debris and were accessible today. He called on people with leaking taps to fix them quickly to preserve the water supply on Tongatapu. He also warned of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea spreading after the cyclone.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-year Quick Rip rugby health program was launched on February 6 in Nuku’alofa with ambassadors Former All Black Pita ‘Alatini and Black Fern Charlene Gubb taking the game across Tongatapu.
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