“These Boots are made for walking and that’s what the Cook Islanders are going to do, and one of these days these boots are going to walk all around you.”
Countries in Asia-Pacific region have committed to accelerate efforts to promote the rights of, and eliminate violence against, children and adolescents with disabilities.
A petition has started to clear the name of Dr Joe Williams, who has been fined by New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for mixing medicines he should not have and giving inappropriate dietary advice.
Doctor Joseph (Joe) Williams has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $145,000 for mixing medicines he should not have, as well as giving inappropriate dietary advice.
Due to the absence of doctors on the Outer Islands, registered nurses are required to assist the existing nurse/nurse practitioners of Aitutaki, Atiu, Mauke, Mangaia, Manihiki, Penrhyn and Rakahanga.
The Cook Islands Nurses Association will be hosting the 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF) at the National Auditorium next month.
Dr Isaac Warbrick is visiting Rarotonga as part of his research on indigenous knowledge relating to health. As director of Taupua Waiora Centre for Maori Health Research at Auckland University of Technology, he leads Maori health research projects, supervises Masters and PhD students, and teaches post-graduate classes in Maori ways of approaching health and research. He contributed this article to CINews.