Health

Smoke issues prompt MOH visit

Tuesday December 08, 2015

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.

Mental health boost for Mitiaro

Monday December 07, 2015

In September this year, the Te kainga o Pa Taunga team from the Ministry of Health, made the long awaited visit to the island of Mitiaro.

Tutaka time again

Saturday December 05, 2015

The Ministry of Health will conduct its end of year Tutaka programme in Rarotonga, starting next week.

MOH takes hard line on abortion

Saturday November 28, 2015

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.

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.

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