Despite growing concerns at outbreaks of dengue fever in some parts of the Pacific, the Cook Islands so far remains safe from the mosquito-borne disease.
Departing Health secretary Elizabeth Iro was awarded the Leadership Excellence Award at the 2016-17 Cook Islands Public Service Excellence Awards on Wednesday.
Minister of Health Nandi Glassie has confirmed some mental patients with extreme behavioural issues are still having to be housed in Arorangi prison.
Urgent action needs to be taken to protect the oral health of Cook Islands children if they are to be protected from contracting serious diseases later in life, says Public Health’s Chief Dental Officer, Dr Danny Areai.
The Tupapa Maraerenga baby show was held yesterday as local young ones aged up to three and a half were checked by doctors and nurses from the Health ministry.