Empowering changes in attitudes towards mental health, disabilities and gender-based violence was the aim of a recent follow-up trip to Mauke by non-government organisations Te Kainga o Pa Taunga, Punanga Tauturu Women’s Counselling Centre and the Disability and Child and Family Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
HEALTH Ministry secretary Elizabeth Iro has moved to dispel rumours that there is a shortage of qualified pharmacists at the island’s hospital.
IN an effort to address mental health issues in the Cook Isalnds, Te Kainga Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre will organise an outreach programme at Te Upoko Enua hall in Amuri on Friday.
TE Kainga’s Mental Health Trust Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme on Mangaia drew about 20 sufferers, guardians and carers for mentally challenged adults and children.
For the last seven years Cook Islands women have had the opportunity to have specialist breast cancer checks without having to leave the country.
Though the disease is present in some other Pacific countries, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health has still not recorded any confirmed cases of Zika virus this year.