Health

The Health ministry has taken precaution at the Rarotonga international airport against travellers arriving with measles symptoms. 

Nurses for shortages

Saturday November 30, 2019

Forty nurses and dental therapists graduated yesterday as Cook Islands battles to address a shortage in medical staff.

For too long, men haven’t been brought up to ask for help when they’re struggling. Now, a group of young men are leading the change in dramatic fashion. 

Dengue infections in visitors

Monday November 04, 2019

Two tourists visiting the country from French Polynesia have been confirmed to have been diagnosed with the dengue type 2 (DENV – 2) virus.

Public meeting to debate chlorination

Wednesday October 02, 2019

The Koutu Nui is hosting a community meeting tonight for those who want to discuss the treatment of Rarotonga's water supply, 6.30pm in the Calvary Hall in Puaikura.

35 deaths spark call to action

Wednesday September 11, 2019

There is one young girl that Mereana Taikoko always remembers: the girl was bullied in school and teetering on the edge of suicide.

Tourism boss: Fight fat with tax

Wednesday September 11, 2019

He’s one of the Cooks’ biggest resort owners; now Tata Crocombe has put his weight behind health experts’ calls for a “junk food tax” to shrink the country’s waistlines.

Scientists’ call: Tax junk food

Monday September 09, 2019

All sugary, fatty and salty foods should be taxed, says study. Jonathan Milne and Gray Clapham report.

Scientists are urging policy makers to “seriously consider” introducing a broad junk food tax to help curb the obesity epidemic.

Health officials charged with preventing a measles outbreak say they are “expecting the worst”.

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