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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.

Keeping the blood pumping

Saturday July 07, 2018

Staff from the Cook Islands Red Cross were kept busy on Thursday replenishing Rarotonga’s blood stocks with another round of blood donations from some of their registered donors.

The Cook Islands benefits from visiting medical specialists, most recently the New Zealand eye team made up of optometrists, who carry out eyesight testing and treatment, and ophthalmologists, eye doctors who perform delicate cataract surgery to replace a patient’s cloudy lens.

A group of visiting chiropractors is once again conducting free spinal checks for the general public.

Over 3600 cases and counting...

Wednesday June 27, 2018

A group of chiropractors from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is on Rarotonga running free spinal health checks and chiropractic care until July 7.

Health bus ready to go

Tuesday June 19, 2018

The dedication of Rarotonga’s new mobile health clinic bus took place at Constitution Park yesterday morning, attended by distinguished guests from both here in the Cook Islands and from New Zealand, including health minister Nandi Glassie and New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall.

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