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WHO Director General welcomed into Kava Circle at Vaiola Hospital

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 09/08/2019

The Director General of the World Health Organisation sat down for a drink of kava during his visit to the Mental Health ward at Vaiola Hospital, where he praised this method of talanoa with those suffering from mental illnesses.

This was part of the Director General – Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus official visit to Vaiola Hospital this morning where he was welcomed by the Minister and the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital.

While at Vaiola Dr. Tedros visited the Mental Health ward, Rehabilitation Centre, and the Diabetic Clinic, which are all areas that are the focus of the Director Generals visit to Tonga.

Following the visit to Vaiola, Dr. Tedros will be visiting a school and medical centers in the rural villages where the impacts of climate change on the lives and health of the people are visible. Climate change is also one of the focuses of Dr. Tedros visit to Tonga as climate change does play a factor in the health of the people.

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