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Saturday 8 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container load of wheelchairs and walking aids has been gifted to Vaiola Hospital in time for Christmas. Elder ‘Aisake Tukuafu of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, handed over the equipment to Reynold ‘Ofanoa, the Deputy CEO Ministry of Health on 30 November.
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Thursday 6 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Geoff Neal, lead veterinarian for South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) is currently in Tongatapu with his team of volunteers offering much needed vet treatment for the island's animals. They say Tonga has the greatest need in the Pacific because vet care is not easily accessible here.
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Tuesday 4 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This month 100 years ago, the Kingdom of Tonga was in a state of distress and alarm after a deadly influenza virus reached its shores, infecting most of the population and killing between 1,000 to 2,000 people (an estimated 4 – 8% of the population at the time) between November 1918 and January 1919. The mahaki faka‘auha - the disease that kills, brought Tonga to a standstill. By Eleanor Gee and Finau Fonua.
Wednesday 21 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Continuing its vision to support sick children at the Children’s Ward at Vaiola Hospital, the Tae Kami Foundation (Walk on Walk Strong -WOWS) handed over new furniture, curtains and presents today, to mark its 10th Anniversary in Tonga.
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Friday 16 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of $13,650 pa'anga was handed over to the Tonga Breast Cancer Society on Friday, November 16 to further help breast cancer awareness in Tonga.
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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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Monday 22 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Radio Taiso, a popular Japanese radio exercise was introduced in Nuku'alofa last week by visiting "radio exercise" experts to promote healthy living.
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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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