Learning Session in Wellington

Recently, Deepika and Mele attended a day Learning Session in Wellington to learn new tools to improve their specialist skills in quality healthcare, specifically for this project. They presented at the Learning Session and received positive feedback for their exceptional motivation, high level of understanding and being so far ahead of the game. 

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Friends of Toloa

A NZ based organisation called Friends of Toloa, which includes Her Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu, Dr Glenn Doherty, Fifita McCready, Ika Vea, Malu Vea, Lady Ma’asi and Mele Vaka, fundraised $NZD25000 to set up a medical centre at Tupou Methodist College at Toloa in Tonga.

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Jana Puetz
Society teams up with Mana kids

The Tongan Health Society has received a new contract from the National Hauora Coalition for the provision of five new school based clinics in South Auckland and is now partnering with Mana Kidz, which is a free, nurse-led, school based programme that provides comprehensive healthcare for children in the Counties Manukau Health region. The programme is led by the National Hauora Coalition and contracts with local providers.

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Jana Puetz
Combining to combat suicide

Concerns at the high suicide rate of Tongan youth living in New Zealand has prompted Doctors Siale Foliaki and Staverton Kautoke to provide counselling sessions for patients at the Tongan Health Society as part of its Mental Health Service.

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Jana Puetz
Tongan Health Society rewarded for growing service to the community

Tongan youth at Onehunga High School, Kelston Boys High School and Toko Collaboration with pharyngeal Group A Streptococcus will benefit from a smartphone application (app) called a Memory Angel. It will remind them to take their penicillin medication on time over the 10-day course. The initiative, between the Tongan Health Society and Healthstat NZ, which developed the app, will remind patients through their smartphones as part of the Ministry of Health National Rheumatic Fever Campaign funded by the PES Innovations Project which the Tongan Health Society will run.

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Jana Puetz