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Health literacy discussed

Wednesday August 03, 2016

A NEW Zealand Aid-funded partnership programme has brought together a team of professional educators to discuss the future of a pilot scheme for the Cook Islands Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project.

Tutaka shows serious health hazards

Wednesday August 03, 2016

A NUMBER of serious issues affecting some Rarotonga properties have been noted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health following the end of the Tutaka mass cleaning campaign on July 29.

Health on campaign this week

Tuesday July 19, 2016

Cook Islands Ministry of Health has started its Tutaka mass cleaning campaign on Rarotonga, with MoH staff taking on the challenge of inspecting homes and business houses yesterday.

COOK ISLANDS women who are in Rarotonga for the next two weeks and who are over 40 years old or have a family history of breast cancer are being encouraged to take the opportunity to have breast checks while they are here.

THE EFFECTS of trauma on individuals, families and communities impacts hugely on the Cook Islands economy.

Mental health workshop on Mauke

Thursday June 30, 2016

Empowering changes in attitudes towards mental health, disabilities and gender-based violence was the aim of a recent follow-up trip to Mauke by non-government organisations Te Kainga o Pa Taunga, Punanga Tauturu Women’s Counselling Centre and the Disability and Child and Family Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

COMEDIAN turned prominent mental health educator, Mike King, will visit schools on Rarotonga next week.

Give blood and save a life

Tuesday June 14, 2016

WORLD BLOOD Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14 and this year’s theme is “Blood connects us all.”

HEALTH Ministry secretary Elizabeth Iro has moved to dispel rumours that there is a shortage of qualified pharmacists at the island’s hospital.

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