The Ministry of Health has promised to take action after complaints from residents in Vaimaanga that Rarotongan Resort and Spa staff have been burning plastic PVC furniture among other rubbish on a dump site opposite the resort.
The Ministry of Health has stopped the country’s only gynaecologist from making tough phone calls on behalf of women who decide they want to terminate a pregnancy.
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.