Vital statistics for Tonga are collected and maintained by various ministries within its government. These statistics are used by the Government of Tonga and other government entities, to provide evidence to inform decisions on health policy and planning, and to evaluate the effectiveness of programs for the benefit of the people of Tonga.
This Vital Statistics Report covers the years 2018 to 2020 in Tonga. The National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Committee (NCRVS), which consists of various government agencies1 but mainly the Tonga Statistics Department (TSD), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) compiled this report to assist with planning and legislating necessary health assistance programs for its people. Targeted programs could help address major causes of disease burden including infectious and non-communicable diseases and injuries that would reduce preventable or premature deaths.
1 The Committee is comprised of the Office of the Registrar General and the Judiciary (Ministry of Justice, which serves as the NCRVS Committee Secretariat), the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Police, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Tonga Electoral Commission, the Tonga Statistics Department, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Information Department (Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications), the Immigration Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the National ID Office.