Volunteer Services Abroad Plunket Nurse Molly Dalton from New Zealand at the Tepuka Paunu clinic with Mama Mamatira Patia and her grandchildren Moerai Patia and Metua-Aroha Patia. Photo: SUPPLIED/22062309
The Cook Islands Welfare Association (CIWA) will operate this month’s “Paunu” services to the community with minor changes.
This temporary change is brought about since Te Marae Ora public health nurses will be occupied with the important task of delivering the “Steps Survey” in the community this month.
Every Tuesday and Thursday (August 9th to
the 25th), Molly Dalton, the child welfare plunket/well child nurse,
will deliver the child assessments alongside the Child Welfare members who
volunteer their time and goodwill to the Paunu.
Families and caregivers are encouraged to bring along
their children up to four years old to “Paunu” where their children’s growth,
development and general wellbeing is monitored (weighed, measured and assessed)
to track their growth and development.
The Paunu is also an opportunity to discuss
immunisations and any concerns about tamariki (children).
CIWA executive officer Susan Sadaraka said: “Child
Welfare hopes to see you at Paunu in August and welcomes any feedback on how
our service could be made more accessible to the wider community.”
Families are asked to please take note of the
following roster: Today (Tuesday), August 9th - Pokoinu Clinic will
host the areas of Tepuka, Rangiura and Pokoinu; Thursday, August 11th
- Ruatonga Clinic will host the areas of Avatiu, Tepiri, Tutakimoa and
Ruatonga; Tuesday, August 16th - Tupapa Clinic will host the areas
of Takuvaine, Kiikii, Ooa and Tupapa; Thursday, August 18th -
Matavera Clinic will host the areas of Tuarai, Turangi, Avana, Muri and
Matavera; Tuesday, August 23rd - Tikioki Clinic will host the areas
of Titikaveka and Tikioki; Thursday, August 25th - Akaaoa Clinic
will host the areas of Rutaki, Kavera, Ruaau, Blackrock and Akaoa. As usual the
clinics will run from 9am to 11am.
From Tuesday, August 30, the Paunu is
expected to return to its normal schedule which will be advertised on their
Facebook page – “Cook Islands Child Welfare Association, Rarotonga”.