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Health ministers take a field trip

Wednesday August 30, 2017 Written by Published in Health
Health ministers and chief delegates attending the 12th Pacifi c Health Ministers were yesterday given some lesson on Cook Islands culture at the Highland Paradise marae from guide Danny Mataroa. Earlier, the ministers visited Rarotonga Hospital. Health ministers and chief delegates attending the 12th Pacifi c Health Ministers were yesterday given some lesson on Cook Islands culture at the Highland Paradise marae from guide Danny Mataroa. Earlier, the ministers visited Rarotonga Hospital.

Ministers and chief delegates attending the 12th Pacific Health Ministers meeting took part in a field visit to Rarotonga Hospital and Highland Paradise yesterday.

 

In the morning, the delegates led by health minister Nandi Glassie visited the hospital before a tour to the Highland Paradise followed by lunch.

The high powered delegation are part of about 140 participants who are attending the biennial Pacific Health Ministers meeting which ends this afternoon at the National Auditorium.

The visit to the Rarotonga Hospital was an opportunity for the health ministry to share about its workforce development in collaboration with University of Otago/Royal New Zealand College of General Practise.

The ministry also introduced the delegates to their initiative of learning through modern technology “ZOOM” during the visit.

Glassie earlier told the ministers and other participants at the opening ceremony on Monday about the local health ministry and its plans for a better health system in the country.

“Te Papa Tutara A Te Marae Ora the Cook Islands 20 year Health Road Map presents a strategic direction for health care and health services for Te Marae Ora, over the next two decades,” the minister said.

“In the 20 year health road map, the health system attributes of Universal Health Coverage and the Healthy Islands Initiative have been taken into consideration alongside the CI National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP).

“There are three key focus areas of the road map and from where action domains and implementation strategies will be drawn.”

The focus areas, he said, include strengthening health systems, health care service excellence and public and private partnership.