Health ministry steps up Zika fight

Thursday February 04, 2016

Cook Islands Community Health Services are considering reactivating Operation Namu to ensure the country is safe from the fast spreading Zika virus.

A new exercise class aimed at inspiring young and old to get fit has started at Arorangi.

An increase in the number of people reporting to Rarotonga hospital with conjunctivitis, more popularly known here as “red eye” or “sexy eyes,” has Ministry of Health staff worried.

Increasing numbers of abandoned homes and vacant and overgrown sections on Rarotonga is giving Ministry of Health staff some concern as they conduct progress with the 10-day pre-Christmas Tutaka this week.

Mental health programme flourishes

Tuesday November 17, 2015

The monthly programme to provide solace to people suffering from stress and mental illness continues to gain momentum.

The number of people suffering diarrhea and vomiting presenting at the Rarotonga Hospital outpatients department and the Tupapa Community clinic has risen in the last two weeks.

The Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation received a wonderful surprise on Friday last week, in the form of a donation of more than $300 from Avarua School.

There are plenty of health-related reasons to rethink that decision to double the bacon or pile on the corned beef, and cancer is one of them says the World Health Organization.

Hats off to the women of Manihiki

Saturday October 31, 2015

 Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation president Jaewynn McKay looks at the excellent effort being made by Manihiki women to create awareness of breast cancer and the importance of healthy lifestyles.

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