Tonga

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Meet some of people who were so motivated by the discrimination-free healthcare they received from our Member Associations, or by the potential to support their communities in need, that they decided to become much-valued volunteers.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning, almost 50 nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies. They will all be part of various emergency outreach teams in Tonga.
Tongan IPPF youth campaigner Joshua Sefesi has been presented with a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace for the transformative work he is doing to raise awareness of sexual reproductive health and women’s rights in his community.
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Video
In February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita hit Tonga – the strongest storm in 60 years. In crises like this one, IPPF Humanitarian provides sexual and reproductive healthcare through local partners.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning in February, almost fifty reproductive health nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies. It’s hard to fathom that only days ago, their tiny island Kingdom ...
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Slideshow
Following the devastation wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Gita on the island of Kingdon of Tonga, the Tonga Family Health Association deployed an emergency response team. The team was able to bring vital sexual and reproductive health care to local communities. ...
After tropical cyclone Gita, the IPPF Humanitarian team were deployed to Tonga where they met Leilani. Leilani identifies as a 'Leiti' (transgender woman) and she is fighting the stigma and discrimination surrounding the Leiti and LGBTI+ community.
Within Tonga's well-developed healthcare system and infrastructure, reproductive health (RH) services are made up of a well-defined clinical / curative component and a public health / preventative component. The government of Tonga acknowledges the crucial role played by the Tonga ...
“ Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life ...
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Publication
Tonga Family Health Association (TFHA) the Condom Campaign: an HIV/AIDs and STI awareness campaign promoting condom use across sexually diverse groups including transgender people, sex workers and men who have sex with men; challenging social norms and stigma; and improving ...