Tonga first Pacific country to undertake keyhole surgery, thanks to AusAID


Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa, Tonga is the first hospital in the Pacific region to offer kidney stone keyhole surgery, courtesy of a visiting urology team funded by AusAID.

The seven-person team who made Vaiola Hospital their home in June comprised of three surgeons, two anaesthetists and two nurses. They were brought together through the AusAID-funded Pacific Island Program (PIP) managed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

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