The problem with Health...

Saturday April 01, 2017

With health spending in the news recently, a CI News reader has contributed this feature which highlights deficiencies in the national health budget. The writer, who is well qualified to comment on this issue, has asked not to be named. He says Health spending is currently $10 million below recommended minimum

The graduation of the second cohort of the First Line Management programme was celebrated on Friday as well the graduation of a number of students who completed National Certificate Courses in 2016. 

Just Play was launched in the Cook Islands in 2011 and has now spread to two of the outer islands within the southern Cook Islands – Aitutaki and Atiu.

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Awareness Week is an opportunity for people to get together and share information on the effects and prevention of NCDs, which are highly prevalent in the Cook Islands.

Health wary of disease outbreak

Tuesday February 28, 2017

The Cook Islands Ministry of Health is keeping a close eye on a leptospirosis outbreak in French Polynesia and is working with authorities to keep it out of the country.

Te Kainga training successful

Monday February 06, 2017

Te Kainga Community Mental Health Service, Rarotonga has successfully completed its 15th basic psychiatry and mental health course.

Health specialists begin annual visits

Thursday February 02, 2017

TWENTY health specialist visits are expected to visit the Cook Islands this year under the Ministry of Health’s health specialist visits programme (HSVP).

A DRAFT copy of a five-year plan for the Ministry of Health has been completed and it is undergoing a final edit before being released to the general public.

Health plays down doctor issue

Friday January 27, 2017

The LACK of doctors in the outer islands is not making a negative impact on residents’ health, says Health ministry secretary Elizabeth Iro.

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