He might be here on a flying visit to support this year’s Red Cross Charity Ball, but New Zealand doctor Lance O’Sullivan is cramming as much as he possibly can into his three days here in the Cook Islands.
This story is part two of a two-part series examining sex researcher Dr Debi Futter-Puati’s work regarding sex and sexual relationships amongst Cook Islands youth.
A project aiming to boost access to health clinics on Rarotonga has gone from dream to completion, thanks to the dedication of a group of Rotary Club members in Masterton, New Zealand.
World TB Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year, mostly in developing countries.
New Zealand is donating $50,000 to mental health in the Cook Islands, and a portion of that money will go towards alcohol awareness and restarting local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.