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