With health spending in the news recently, a CI News reader has contributed this feature which highlights deficiencies in the national health budget. The writer, who is well qualified to comment on this issue, has asked not to be named. He says Health spending is currently $10 million below recommended minimum
The graduation of the second cohort of the First Line Management programme was celebrated on Friday as well the graduation of a number of students who completed National Certificate Courses in 2016.
Just Play was launched in the Cook Islands in 2011 and has now spread to two of the outer islands within the southern Cook Islands – Aitutaki and Atiu.
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Awareness Week is an opportunity for people to get together and share information on the effects and prevention of NCDs, which are highly prevalent in the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands Ministry of Health is keeping a close eye on a leptospirosis outbreak in French Polynesia and is working with authorities to keep it out of the country.
TWENTY health specialist visits are expected to visit the Cook Islands this year under the Ministry of Health’s health specialist visits programme (HSVP).
A DRAFT copy of a five-year plan for the Ministry of Health has been completed and it is undergoing a final edit before being released to the general public.