Health

THE EFFECTS of trauma on individuals, families and communities impacts hugely on the Cook Islands economy.

Mental health workshop on Mauke

Thursday June 30, 2016

Empowering changes in attitudes towards mental health, disabilities and gender-based violence was the aim of a recent follow-up trip to Mauke by non-government organisations Te Kainga o Pa Taunga, Punanga Tauturu Women’s Counselling Centre and the Disability and Child and Family Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

COMEDIAN turned prominent mental health educator, Mike King, will visit schools on Rarotonga next week.

Give blood and save a life

Tuesday June 14, 2016

WORLD BLOOD Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14 and this year’s theme is “Blood connects us all.”

HEALTH Ministry secretary Elizabeth Iro has moved to dispel rumours that there is a shortage of qualified pharmacists at the island’s hospital.

IN an effort to address mental health issues in the Cook Isalnds, Te Kainga Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre will organise an outreach programme at Te Upoko Enua hall in Amuri on Friday.

A total of 255 children was screened for rheumatic heart disease in the northern islands during a visit from a medical outreach programme.

Te Kainga reaches out

Thursday May 05, 2016

TE Kainga’s Mental Health Trust Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme on Mangaia drew about 20 sufferers, guardians and carers for mentally challenged adults and children.

For the last seven years Cook Islands women have had the opportunity to have specialist breast cancer checks without having to leave the country.

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