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.

Bottles of mass-produced coconut cooking oil are being passed off as the medicinal herbal ointment akari pi, also known as “Mauke miracle oil”.

Debate on mental health issues

Tuesday February 06, 2018

Prominent members of the community and the health sector will air their views on how effectively mental health issues are being addressed in the Cook Islands at a Speaker’s debate on Thursday.

A medical information service collecting health data across the Pacific is on its way to the Cook Islands.

The ministry of agriculture is awaiting the final outcome of a study of island chickens and their potential for use as a food source.

Doctor makes history

Thursday January 25, 2018

Dr Terrence Henry has returned to his home of Rarotonga after completing his formal postgraduate training in Fiji – and making history for the Cook Islands.

Relief doctors plan to return

Monday January 22, 2018

Relief doctors, who have been helping at Rarotonga hospital over the Christmas period are set to leave the island this month, but are planning to return here for good once they have completed their studies.

People who burn tyres and plastic are causing a health hazard and could face prosecution, the Cook Islands Health ministry has warned.

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