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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.
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.
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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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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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The uncle of a New Zealand girl Toafei Telefoni (12) who died from dengue in Tonga last week says he and his family are concerned there is a lack of medical facilities to detect the disease and people need to be better informed.
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Thursday 1 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A national campaign to control the spread of dengue started today as the number of people who have caught the disease climbed to 33 as of this afternoon, 1 February. Schools are waiting for funding to start spraying.
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dengue outbreak has been declared in Tonga. One girl (12) has died, with 19 confirmed cases across Tongatapu. The girl from New Zealand who died on 24 January at Vaiola Hospital was visiting family over the Christmas holidays when she caught dengue.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two ambulances to be used in ‘Eua and Ha’apai were handed over on December 19 to the Ministry of Health from the Government of Japan.
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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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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The family of a 4-year-old girl, Tea ('Ungatea) Lolohea – who was severely injured after she was hit by a vehicle on October 6 in Vava’u – are making a public appeal on gofundme and hope to raise $20,000 for overseas treatment.
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