The Cook Islands’ incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is predicted to worsen with increasing problems of unhealthy lifestyle and behaviour according to the 2015 World Health Organisation report.
Psychiat ric Services staff at the Community Health Services in Upper Tupapa are receiving positive responses from the public about gradual changes in the way people in the Cook Islnds regard mental health problems.
MEMBERS of the public turned up in numbers to make use of the free of charge medical services provided by the Rarotonga Hospital and the Tupapa Community clinic yesterday.
THIS year’s orthopaedic surgeries and counselling services project could not have been the success it has been without New Zealand’s orthopaedic specialist Dr David Bartle and Rarotonga-based Dr Deacon Teapa.
As part of its efforts to address diabetes issues in the Cook Islands, the Ministry of Health will conduct free blood and diabetes check-up at all its health centres today to mark World Health Day.
The Public Health Service is calling on parents to give their consent for their children to take part in a rheumatic heart disease screening programme for youngsters between five and 15 years.
Screening began yesterday and will take place in all schools in the Cook Islands.