COOK ISLANDS women who are in Rarotonga for the next two weeks and who are over 40 years old or have a family history of breast cancer are being encouraged to take the opportunity to have breast checks while they are here.
Empowering changes in attitudes towards mental health, disabilities and gender-based violence was the aim of a recent follow-up trip to Mauke by non-government organisations Te Kainga o Pa Taunga, Punanga Tauturu Women’s Counselling Centre and the Disability and Child and Family Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
HEALTH Ministry secretary Elizabeth Iro has moved to dispel rumours that there is a shortage of qualified pharmacists at the island’s hospital.
IN an effort to address mental health issues in the Cook Isalnds, Te Kainga Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre will organise an outreach programme at Te Upoko Enua hall in Amuri on Friday.
TE Kainga’s Mental Health Trust Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme on Mangaia drew about 20 sufferers, guardians and carers for mentally challenged adults and children.