Health

STI cases show significant drop

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Cases of sexually transmitted diseases have dropped significantly in the past eight years, showing the country is becoming more contraception-savvy.

Health launches antibiotic guidelines

Thursday November 19, 2015

Antibiotic resistance is now one of the biggest threats to global health and the Cook Islands Ministry of Health aims to make antibiotic prescriptions here more effective by launching the antibiotic guidelines handbook.

Register for big savings

Wednesday February 18, 2015

The Sanitation Upgrade Programme for the Titikaveka area has already reached over 121 registrations. 

Spray programme does the job

Wednesday February 18, 2015

The seven cases of chikungunya reported in the Cook Islands have now been reported as having taken place in 2014 – not this year, as previously indicated by Public Health. 

Sexual health key to development

Thursday February 12, 2015

The key to development of the Cook Islands is addressing issues around reproductive health.

NCD stats give cause for alarm

Friday February 06, 2015

Startling statistics show the number of new Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) cases throughout the Cook Islands has increased rapidly over the past four years, raising questions about the effectiveness of national health initiatives.

Medicine rules in good health

Thursday February 05, 2015

Regulating pharmacy practices and the availability of medicines to make prescribing them safer is the aim of a visiting pharmacy consultant working with the Ministry of Health this week.

Healthy lunches catch on with youngsters

Wednesday February 04, 2015

The words ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ are the focus of a healthy lunch programme making a difference to the health of Rarotongan youngsters and their environment.

Mosquito virus confirmed here

Saturday January 31, 2015

Seven cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed on Rarotonga and the wider community is urged to destroy potential mosquito breeding sites to prevent an outbreak.

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