Health

‘Cloud’ healthcare proposed

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Kiwi doctor Lance O’Sullivan wants to bring his digital healthcare app iMoko to the Cook Islands.

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.

Water supply may contain sediment

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Some water supplied to Rarotonga households may still contain sediment, following the heavy rain which hit the island this week.

World Tuberculosis Day is today

Saturday March 24, 2018

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.

Killer disease alert

Saturday March 24, 2018

Cook Islands authorities are keeping a close eye on border control in the wake of an outbreak of life-threatening meningococcal disease in Fiji.

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.

Antibiotic resistance is increasing all around the Pacific Islands, but in the Cook Islands it is not a problem yet.

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