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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation is looking forward to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The organization has raised awareness for women’s breast cancer since it was founded in 2003 are is encouraging women to once again be breast aware and healthy, and for the rest of the community to come on board to raise awareness and funds.
Following Cabinet’s approval of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds earlier this month, the Minister of Health, Rose Brown says she’s grateful to New Zealand for its donation.
A massive project dedicated to reviewing and improving the rights of persons with disabilities in the Cook Islands is being taken on by co-founders of Kia Orana Collective, Amy Kainuku and Claire Wilson.
Countries around the world are ditching lockdowns and slowly opening borders. Life in the United Kingdom has minimal restrictions, Australia has a plan to get life normal-ish again and even New Zealand has indicated slowly opening up to the world in the first quarter of 2022. So does the Cook Islands also need to learn to live with the virus or could we forever keep our zero tolerance approach?