Kau Mai Tonga: Netipolo (C'mon Tonga Let's Play Netball) won the World Health Organization's best practice award in 2013 for its contribution to improving the physical activity of women.
A national survey found that 40 per cent of all women in the target age group took part in physical activity on three or more days of the previous week, an improvement from 8 per cent in 2012.
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'Improving health outcomes for women in Tonga through netball', a short film about the Kau Mai Tonga Campaign, is produced by Screencraft.
Kau Mai Tonga campaign materials are produced by Aren Baoa
Filming and Editing by Cam Sugden
Technical advisor: Tahir Turk
National Coordinators: Netina Latu & Elizabeth Palu
The 1951 Refugee Convention is the key legal document that forms the basis of much of the work carried out by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Ratified by 145 State parties, it defines the term ‘refugee’ and outlines the rights of the displaced, as well as the legal obligations of States to protect them.
Download the full document here.
Tonga declared a Zika epidemic in February 2016. An estimated 900 Tongans were infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
The Tongan Ministry of Health worked with the World Health Organization and various partners to implement a rapid Zika Virus Infection Response Plan.
Communication materials were developed in both English and Tongan.
The Tuku Ifi Leva (Quit Smoking Now) campaign aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths and disability caused by tobacco use and secondhand smoke in Tonga. The initiative is supported by the Australian Government and the World Health Organization.
A pre-post University of Sydney study involving smokers reported a 5.6% drop in smoking rates among male target audiences following the campaign.
'Cigarettes are Eating you Alive' is the property of New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. All other creative content was developed in collaboration with staff from the Tongan Ministry of Health.
More information: www.tapuifitonga.com
These communication materials supported large-scale responses to outbreaks of Chikungunya and dengue in the South Pacific in 2015 and 2016.
Chikungunya and dengue are viral diseases transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.
Outbreaks of both diseases have been occurring with increasing frequency throughout the South Pacific in recent years, especially during the rainy season.
There are currently no vaccines or specific treatments for dengue or Chikungunya, making preventative action very important.
There are about 190 million children aged under 18 in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region. 18 million have experienced sexual abuse, 44 million have experienced physical abuse, 55 million have experienced mental abuse.
This film features the stories of seven adults who experienced maltreatment as children. It aims to raise awareness of the extent and impact of child maltreatment in the European region and to mobilize action to prevent abuse and neglect in the future.
More information at: http://www.euro.who.int/pre...
Directed by David Barrett
Filmed and edited by Cam Sugden
Interviews: Tina Kiaer
Translation: Nathalie Julskov
Over a third of Tongans reported being exposed to second-hand-smoke at least once during the previous week at home (39%) and at work (32%). Many of these victims are children.
Tonga has adapted high-impact anti-tobacco TV spots produced in high-income countries for Tongan audiences.
The Tonganized sections of the spots were storyboarded, shot, and edited by local staff with technical advice from Vital Strategies and the contribution of many local and international experts.
Filmed & Edited by Cam Sugden
Media Assistant: Kalisitiane Tukuafu
Technical Assistance: Tahir Turk (World Lung Foundation)
Translation: Lose Miller-helu, Seini Filiai & Kalesita F Fotu
Voiceover: Rev. Mavae Fonokalafi, ‘Aholotu Maliukaetau, & Melielau Manu
Voiceover recording: Marian Kupu (BroadCom FM89.5)
Medical footage provided by the World Lung Foundation.
'Clinical' is the property of the California Department of Health Services.
'Every Softdrink, A Mouthful of Sugar' combines Tongan humour with a serious message about the relationship between sugary drinks and conditions such as diabetes (mahaki suka), obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Accompanying radio commercials, newspaper ads, and billboards were also produced to reinforce key messages.
Adapted from the 'Pouring on the Pounds' campaign by the New York City Department of Health.
Written, filmed & edited by Cam Sugden
Media Assistant: Kalisitiane Tukuafu
Featuring Sefa Tuita, Mark Mahe Taufa & Nonga
The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape a healthier future.
With funding and technical support from the Asian Development bank and the Australian Government, the Tongan Ministry of Health launched a First 1000 Days mobile-health campaign in August 2016.
By texting "BABY" or "PEPEE" to a dedicated number, women could receive free, regular and customised messages containing important maternal and child health advice, management and monitoring tools, and reminders of what services they could access.
A combination of social, earned and mass media strategies were used to promote registration.
Illustrations of Mother and Baby by Lopeti Piutau
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Samoa, a small island nation in the South Pacific.
Graphic mass media campaigns highlighting the damage caused by tobacco use have shown the most promise in changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among smokers in low-and-middle-income countries.
These ads were produced as part of a collaborative project between Auckland University, the World Lung Foundation and the Samoan Ministry of Health. They were broadcast on national TV and radio throughout Samoa in May 2016.
Project Lead: Dr Judith McCool
Film production and editing: Cam Sugden
Local support: Helen Tanielu
Medical footage provided by Vital Strategies.
'Heart' is owned by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Sports Commission have partnered with local Governments and international organizations such as the World Health Organization to grow participation in sport across the Pacific region.
This guide was developed to assist organisations across the Pacific to develop simple, evidence-based, and culturally relevant strategies and messages that support health-related behaviours and promote the inclusion and rights of people with disability.
A PDF copy of the guide can be accessed here.
Author: Cameron Sugden
Graphic Design: Swell Design Group
An initiative of the Australian Sports Commission