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.

A 10-day ‘Competent Authority for Food’ training course run by the Ministry of Marine Resources began on Monday and will run until February 6. 

Minister of Health back in Bangkok

Thursday January 29, 2015

Minister of Health Nandi Glassie has returned to Bangkok, this time to attend an Asia-Pacific inter-governmental meeting on HIV and AIDS.

Free courses could help save lives

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Anyone wanting to equip themselves with lifesaving skills and knowledge should mark Thursday, January 29 on their calendars.

More locals quit smoking

Saturday January 24, 2015

While Public Health campaigns encouraging Cook Islanders to eat less and exercise are having a positive effect, so it seems, are efforts to get people to quit smoking.

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