Health

The Ministry of Health is one step closer to bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Cook Islands.

Infrastructure Cook Islands’ Waste Management department is exploring ways to find a permanent fix for solid waste disposal in Rarotonga.

Dengue deaths sound the alert

Thursday June 11, 2015

The death of a 10 month old baby and 37-year-old man from dengue fever in American Samoa has alarmed health authorities in the Pacific.

Expensive fruits and vegetables, and low salaries are issues fuelling the obesity epidemic in the Cook Islands.

Virus news comes as shock

Saturday June 06, 2015

Information on Chikungunya disease has only recently been made available to tourists entering the country, with some still surprised to discover the presence of the debilitating virus in the Cook Islands.

A recent report published by the World Health Organisation has labeled the Cook Islands as the fattest nation in the world, but the Ministry of Health isn’t happy with such a negative report.

Workplace checks combat obesity

Thursday June 04, 2015

The Crown Beach Resort in Arorangi has joined the battle against non-communicable diseases and obesity by offering staff free health checks. 

Mosquito virus cases in decline

Tuesday June 02, 2015

There has been a decline in the Chikungunya virus cases in the Cook Islands.

A new Ministry of Health policy on mental health has been put out to the public for consultation.

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