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Drug study welcomed

Wednesday July 25, 2018

Ministry of Health has welcomed the New Zealand government’s consideration of pleas to open access to its drug buying agency PHARMAC to five Pacific Island countries, including the Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) national reform project is underway with the aim of raising the standards of occupational safety and health across the Cook Islands by establishing new legal requirements for OSH, workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance.

The 20th Annual Cook Islands Health Conference 2018 will continue with a two-day session in Aitutaki, starting this morning.

The 20th Annual Cook Islands Health Conference 2018 ended yesterday with some important issues highlighted by the participants in the three-day forum, held at the National Auditorium.

The time is right for the Cook Islands to start thinking about the next level of communication in knowledge exchange, says New Zealand’s Mobile Health director Stuart Gowland.

A strong infrastructure is critical to closing today’s gap between health promises and realities, says newly-appointed health minister Rose Brown.

The Cook Islands Ministry of Health’s temporary ban on injections of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has been lifted after it was confirmed that batches of the vaccine in this country are safe.

Newly-appointed health minister Rose Brown will this morning make her first public appearance as a Minister of the Crown since her appointment on Thursday of last week.

Mammography screening returns

Tuesday July 10, 2018

The Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation will again this year join with the Ministry of Health for the annual mammography screening programme for 2018.

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