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Rarotonga men are not prioritising their health

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

A joint project by Te Marae Ora (TMO) Ministry of Health and the Rarotonga Rotary Club to improve men’s health has noticed that a lot of them have health related problems tied to smoking and drinking.

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Vax drive covers Mitiaro and Atiu

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

Young people aged 12 to 15 years on Aitutaki, Mitiaro and Atiu have had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, so too have a number of adults who missed out first time around.

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Auckland returnee in MIQ was ‘admitted to hospital’

Monday 25 October 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Health, National

A returnee from Auckland who is completing managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) at the Edgewater Resort and Spa in Arorangi was admitted to hospital last week.

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Raro turns pink to support breast cancer awareness

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

Within an hour, three tables of donated bras were quickly snapped up by women and girls at the ‘Free Bra Day’ event yesterday morning.

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Busy dog desexing clinic in Avarua

Saturday 23 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, Local, National

Te Are Manu Veterinary Clinic hosted one of their biggest dog desexing clinics yet, serving dog owners from the Takuvaine, Tutakimoa, and RAPPA puna.

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Free bras for Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday 22 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

In partnership with the Breast Cancer Association, the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association (CIFWA) have on offer free bras for women to pick up today from their office located at Tupapa.

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Rarotonga groups team up for Wellness Day

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

The Realist Project is excited to collaborate with The Compassion Project Rarotonga (CPR) to organise a ‘Wellness Day’ in support of CPR’s efforts to build their ‘Hub’.

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Cooks amongst the most vaccinated in the world

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands have been identified as world leaders in Covid-19 vaccinations by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).

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Aitutaki children turn up in large numbers to get jabbed

Saturday 16 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

Youth aged 12 to 15 in Aitutaki received their first dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine on Friday.

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Cook Islander dedicated to better Pacific health outcomes

Friday 15 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, Local, National

The University of Otago’s newest Associate Dean (Pacific) who is of Cook Islands descent is dedicated to achieving better health outcomes for Pasifika.

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Rolling out men’s health clinics

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

A joint project by Te Marae Ora (TMO), Ministry of Health and the Rarotonga Rotary Club hopes to attract 200 men to 11 clinics over the next several weeks.

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Youth vaccination rollout moves to Pa Enua

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National, Outer Islands

With the majority of 12–15-year-olds on Rarotonga having now received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, the roll-out will now move to the Pa Enua.

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Cooks may consider ‘no jab, no job’ policy for health workers and teachers: TMO

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health (TMO) may look into adopting New Zealand’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy that requires healthcare, schools and early childhood staff be vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose their jobs by the end of the year.

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New health specialist arrives

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, Local, National

Two of the 87 passengers who arrived on Thursday last week were the newly appointed Public Health Specialist Dr Douglas Lush and his wife Mary McLean (pictured).

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86 per cent of Rarotonga’s youth receive first jab

Monday 11 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health has vaccinated 86 per cent of Rarotonga’s 12 to 15 years population during the three-day rollout that concluded yesterday.

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Local group to mark Mental Health Day

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Health, Local, National

The local mental health organisation will tomorrow mark the World Mental Health Day, date that is recognised each year on October 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues globally and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

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Young start to receive Pfizer vax

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Health, National

At 8am yesterday the Nikao Social Centre was brimming with people, with an overwhelmingly positive response from parents and guardians who accompanied their children to receive their first Pfizer vaccination.

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No plans for booster shots

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Health, National

A government spokesperson says the Cook Islands is not considering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots at this stage.

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Red Cross to assist with vaccine rollout

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Health, National

The Cook Islands Red Cross Society will continue to support contact tracing efforts by providing the use of their facilities for isolation of the contact tracing team in the event of a future potential outbreak, says staff member Rose Winter.

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‘Voices of dissent’ follow authorities to public meetings

Saturday 2 October 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Health, National

A minority group are still ‘pushing their agenda’ to influence people in decision making as the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 gets underway next week.

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