Have you seen the specialists coming to the Cook Islands?

All patients need to be screened first by a MoH medical officer who will determine an appointment with the respective specialists.

Click on the link to see the dates for when and where they will be visiting and how you can schedule an appointment.

National Health Indicators

Total Fertility Rate(TFR)

The average number of children that would be born alive to a woman during their lifetime, if they were to pass through their childbearing years conforming to (current) age-specific fertility rates of a given year. The TFR sums up, in a single number, the fertility of all women at a given point in time.

Number of Births (by Island)

The number of live births in a given year by island of usual residence of the mother.

Immunization Coverage (overall)

Percent of targeted population immunized in a given year (for children under 5).  Summary measure of total immunization coverage for: BCG, DTP3, Polio3, Measles/Rubella and Tetanus.

Crude Death Rate (CDR)

The number of deaths per 1,000 Population in a given year.

Top 10 causes of death (by age group and sex)

The top ten causes of death (calculated as a percent of all deaths) by sex and age group (five-year age bands).

Life Expectancy at Birth (Male/Female)

Describes the number of years person can expect to live (at time of birth), if they experienced mortality conditions prevailing at the time.

Top 10 causes of morbidity (by age group and sex)

The top ten causes of morbidity (calculated as a percent of all morbid cases registered) by sex and age group (five-year age bands).

Top 5 Notifiable Disease

Indicates burden of the Notifiable Diseases – Anthrax, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cholera, Chickenpox, Conjunctivitis, Dengue, Diarrhea, Fish poisoning (ciguatera), Food poisoning, Otitis media, Influenza, Pneumonia, Rheumatic fever, Scabies, Skin sepsis. Expressed as a percentage of all Notifiable Diseases in a given year.

Vaccine preventable conditions (incidence)

Indicates burden of these conditions – Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Tuberculosis (TB), Whooping cough (Pertussis).

Maternal Deaths

The number of maternal deaths (complications of pregnancy & childbirth) related to childbearing divided by the number of live births in that year.

Number of positive tests for HIV/AIDS and STIs (by sex and age group)

Proportion (%) of tests that are positive for HIV/AIDS and certain STIs (Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Trichomonas, Candidiasis), by sex and age group (five-year age bands).

Domestic Patient Referrals

Number of cases referred from the Pa Enua to Rarotonga (by sex and age group).

International Patient Referrals

Number of cases referred from Rarotonga to New Zealand (by sex and age group).

Number of Health Professionals per 1,000 population (by island)

Indication of service coverage by various types of health providers. Health professionals to include: doctors, nurses and allied health.

Number of Inpatients (by sex and age group)

Number of patients admitted in the Cook Islands in a given year by sex (male/female) and age group (five-year bands) and each island.

Number of consultations using Outpatient services (by sex and age group)

Number of outpatient consultations in the Cook Islands in a given year by sex (male/female) and age group (five-year bands).

Total health budget as a percent of GDP

Indicator of the amount of money allocated to health. Expressed as a percentage of GDP.

Top 5 causes for Dental Consultations (by sex and age group)

The top five causes of dental consultations (calculated as a percent of all consultations) by sex (male/female) and age group (five-year age bands).

Number of Mental Disorders (by sex and age-group)

Number of mental disorder patients in the Cook Islands in a given year by sex (male/female) and age group (five-year bands) and island.

Te Marae Ora Directorates

Community Health Services

The Community Health Services Directorate is responsible for providing accessible and equitable health care services in the community setting. A key focus is on primary care services, preventing and protecting against diseases and injury, and promoting healthier living for improved population health outcomes. The objective is to achieve results through the provision of safe, quality, evidence-based, accessible and affordable preventative health services for all population groups including children, adolescents, adults and older people in their community settings. These include schools, churches, workplaces and other settings.

The directorate’s key service areas include: Mental Health, Health Protection, Health Promotion, Child, Adolescent, Reproductive and Maternal Health, Oral Health

Hospital Health Services

The Hospital Health Services Directorate is responsible for providing accessible and equitable health care services in the hospital setting. A key focus is on primary, secondary, tertiary, rehabilitative and palliative care within our capabilities to improve population health outcomes.

The objective is to achieve results through the provision of safe, quality, evidence based, accessible and affordable treatment and interventional health care services with a focus on early diagnosis, management & treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation for all population groups. These include children, adolescents, adults and older people.Clinical and Nursing services include: Surgical, Theatre Anaesthetics, Medical, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Out Patients/Accident and Emergency, Medical, and Paediatrics.

Clinical support services include:  Ambulance/Orderlies/Security, Biomedical, Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Quality Management.

General support services include: Infection Control Cleaning, Kitchen/ Nutrition, Liaison, Patient Referral and Health Specialist Visit Coordination, Maintenance, Reception.

Funding and Planning

The Funding and Planning Directorate is responsible for supporting the effective and efficient delivery of Community and Hospital health services throughout the Cook Islands with a key focus on providing funding and planning services. The objective is to achieve results through strong leadership, vision, strategic direction, evidence-based policy, and the development of a performance-based culture and excellence.

Funding & Planning services include Human Resources, Finance, Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research, Information Communication Technology and Health Information.

OUR TARGETS

Tobacco

  • Tobacco Free Cook Islands by 2025
  • Smoke-Free Homes Initiative

Alcohol

  • To reduce binge alcohol drinking amongst people living in the Cook Islands by 10% by 2019

Physical Activity

  • Reduce physical inactivity for people living in the Cook Islands by 10% by 2019.

Food and Nutrition

  • Reduce salt intake to the daily recommended daily standard of less than 5 grams per day (200mgs of sodium)
  • Reduce the proportion of overweight and obese people by 10%
  • Increase availability, access and consumption of local nutritious food.

Mental Health

  • To promote mental wellbeing, seek to prevent mental disorders when possible; and to provide care, enhance recovery, protect human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for people affected by mental disorders

Click here to contact the Te Marae Ora Mental Health team for any queries.

Oral Health

  • Turanga Oraanga Nio Manea e te Matutu – is a vision aimed at attaining good oral health status among our people and a quality, accessible, equitable oral health care service that is not only responsive to the oral health care needs of our people but is also innovative.

Child Health

  • Immunising every child
  • Exclusive Breastfeeding up to 6 months

STI/HIV Testing

  • Equitable access to comprehensive, integrated, effective, quality and evidence-based sexual and reproductive health services, with focus on ‘keeping HIV at zero’, and reducing to the barest minimum the burden of all forms of STIs, in a supportive society free from all forms of gender discrimination.
  • GET TESTED!!!

Suicide prevention

  • A community where life is valued and appropriate support is provided across all age groups where people learn from and are strengthened by the experiences of others and where the specific needs of those who are going through a hard time are catered for in a caring and safe way.

NATIONAL TARGET

  • A 50% reduction in the suicide rate by 2020
  • A 20% reduction in the suicide attempt rate by 2020

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