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Village Mission Clinic, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Address: P.O.Box 522
Nuku'alofa, 1111  
Tonga
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 3
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Mission Statement


“to provide high quality primary health care for the people of Tonga at as a low a cost as possible, and in a Christian setting i.e. to be aware of spiritual needs; to treat the whole person; and to do that from a Christian point of view where appropriate, though always respecting the person’s own philosophy of life.”

Description


The Village Mission Clinic and Pharmacy are well-respected, general family medicine practice and pharmacy originally based in a large village, Ha’ateiho, in central Tongatapu, 9km from the capital Nuku'alofa and 4km from the government base hospital. Dr Glennis Mafi and her husband Mr Manu Mafi established the Clinic in 1984 and ran it for most of the first 17 years and have continued to oversee it since 2001. It has clients from all over Tongatapu and even from the outer islands. The clinic is a "Mission" - i.e. it is not a profit-making business. All income is from patient fees; there are no government subsidies and only occasional donations from a variety of sources. No person or organisation profits from the Clinic or Pharmacy. Our Objectives: To establish and maintain a Christian witness in Tonga through health ministries, and to make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the community. Whenever possible to demonstrate through these health services that the Christian faith integrates with daily life and experience and can make a difference, especially to those suffering physically, mentally and spiritually and to those who support and surround them. To establish or assist with the establishment of medical facilities, whether primary medical care clinics, pharmacies, community clinics or hospitals or any other related health service in Tonga, and to establish these on a foundation of Christian principles. To work cooperatively with other health services and professionals in Tonga. To encourage and be active in research in health related areas. To be involved in on-going education of health professionals in Tonga whether local people or visiting health professionals and students.

The Village Mission Clinic and Pharmacy are well-respected, general family medicine practice and pharmacy originally based in a large village, Ha’ateiho, in central Tongatapu, 9km from the capital Nuku'alofa and 4km from the government base hospital. Dr Glennis Mafi and her husband Mr Manu Mafi established the Clinic in 1984 and ran it for most of the first 17 years and have continued to oversee it since 2001. It has clients from all over Tongatapu and even from the outer islands. The clinic is a "Mission" - i.e. it is not a profit-making business. All income is from patient fees; there are no government subsidies and only occasional donations from a variety of sources. No person or organisation profits from the Clinic or Pharmacy. Our Objectives: To establish and maintain a Christian witness in Tonga through health ministries, and to make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the community. Whenever possible to demonstrate through these health services that the Christian faith integrates with daily life and experience and can make a difference, especially to those suffering physically, mentally and spiritually and to those who support and surround them. To establish or assist with the establishment of medical facilities, whether primary medical care clinics, pharmacies, community clinics or hospitals or any other related health service in Tonga, and to establish these on a foundation of Christian principles. To work cooperatively with other health services and professionals in Tonga. To encourage and be active in research in health related areas. To be involved in on-going education of health professionals in Tonga whether local people or visiting health professionals and students.

Mission Statement: “to provide high quality primary health care for the people of Tonga at as a low a cost as possible, and in a Christian setting i.e. to be aware of spiritual needs; to treat the whole person; and to do that from a Christian point of view where appropriate, though always respecting the person’s own philosophy of life.”

Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Health Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No