Health

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.

Cook Islands on dengue alert

Wednesday February 21, 2018

With a new outbreak of dengue in surrounding Pacific islands, the Cook Islands Ministry of Health held a stakeholders meeting last Friday to examine the state of dengue surrounding the Cooks, and at prevention measures.

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.

Chickenpox warning for island

Wednesday January 24, 2018

An outbreak of chickenpox on Rarotonga could pose a threat to schools as the new academic year gets underway.

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