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Thursday 31 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Too often we underestimate the small acts of caring that have the potential to turn a life around, Tonga's former Minister of Health, Lord Tangi, told an International Conference for Tongan Nurses that opened yesterday in Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 5 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI proudly opened the Vaiola Hospital's building, built under a $40 million pa'anga final phase redevelopment, with assistance from Japan, that has given the people of Tonga a hospital facility of an international standard.
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Wednesday 7 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Renal Dialysis Unit at the Vaiola Hospital, the Minister of Health Hon. 'Uliti Uata said at Vaiola Hospital yesterday, March 6, but on the condition that there would be public consultation on the subject and public participation in the running of the unit.
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Thursday 8 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Day for Persons with Disability was marked in Nuku'alofa on December 3, with a float parade and march on Taufa'ahau Road under a theme, "Together for a better world for all".
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Thursday 1 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga currently has only two known surviving HIV/AIDS cases.
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Monday 3 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan women who are discovered to have advanced breast tumours are being asked why they have not come forward for medical examination earlier.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recognising the importance of early detection of breast cancer in order to save lives is the aim of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts on October 1, with a Pink Bicycle Bike Ride in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 12 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Alonga Centre for the handicapped at Pea in Tongatapu were treated to a feast and received a donation of $8,200 from a group of Tongan fruit-pickers who had completed seven months under the Pacific Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme to Australia (PSWPS).
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Friday 22 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new buildings were opened at Niu'eiki Hospital in 'Eua including a Children's Ward and Clinic on July 18, funded by the Government of Japan at a cost of TOP$175,000 pa'anga.
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Wednesday 1 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Tobacco-Free Village, Kala'au, is taking a stand against tobacco-related deaths by declaring itself to be a "smoke-free" area, and the village is being rewarded by the Ministry of Health.
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Tuesday 3 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-seven nursing students graduated from the Queen Salote Nursing School receiving their Diploma in Nursing, from the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, on Friday April 29.
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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An eight -members group of volunteers from the South Pacific Animal Welfare SPAW are finishing off a month long animal care clinics that was launched after they arrived in Tonga on February 7.
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Friday 11 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special welfare bus that accommodates disabled people on wheelchairs was given to Tonga Red Cross Society by the Government of Japan today.
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Friday 11 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Minister of Health Hon 'Uliti Uata thanked the Government of Japan for their assistance for Tonga's Health Sector during a courtesy visit by Japanese project teams who are in Tonga to implement three projects funded by Japan.
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Friday 28 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Minister of Health Hon 'Uliti Uata was welcomed by the Director of Health Dr Siale 'Akau'ola and executive members of the Ministry of Health in their first meeting held at the at Vaiola Hospital on January 27.
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Monday 10 January 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
'Akilsi has a lot of obvious issues to address. In fact, 'Akilisi could have done a great deal more for the economy and for his portfolio if he went all the way and traded the Nissan in for a ministerial bicycle and a pair of running shoes! - Sefita Hao'uli.
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Monday 8 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Basic health services should continue to be easily accessible for all Tongans, believed a panel of candidates discussing health, although the issue of life style diseases such as diabetes was also raised as a concern.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $36.1 million final phase of the Vaiola Hospital begins this month with the construction of a new outpatients department, accident and emergency unit, dental clinic, pharmacy, specialist clinics and nursing school, which are expected to be completed in March 2012.
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Friday 8 October 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Creating magic in the lives of five young children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, Tonga's first "Make a Wish" program made their wishes come true in Tongatapu on October 6.
Thursday 3 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Demolition of an old Vaiola Hospital Building started yesterday June 2, when the Princess Regent HRH Princess Pilolevu officially broke a glass window on the 39 year old building that was opened by her father on June 4, 1971.
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