World Diabetes Day – 14th November

Women and Diabetes   World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws…

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Pacific health ministers commit to leaving no one behind, achieving Healthy Islands

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands, 30 August 2017 – Health ministers from 20 Pacific island countries and areas today took important steps towards realizing their vision of Healthy Islands and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, as the 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting concluded in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Ministers endorsed the Healthy Islands monitoring framework and adopted…

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Minister Nandi Glassie speech- 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting Official opening- Monday 28th August 2017

Traditional leaders Members of Parliament Religious leaders His Excellency Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Henry Puna Acknowledging the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is unable to be with us today. WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo Director General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin…

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Pacific health ministers gather to address islands’ key health challenges, solutions

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands, 28 August 2017 – Health ministers from 20 Pacific island countries and areas convened today in the Cook Islands for the 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting. The biennial gathering seeks to reaffirm the importance of the Healthy Islands vision in promoting and protecting the health of the Pacific islands people. The Healthy…

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Cook Islands to Host the twelfth Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

In August of this year, the Cook Islands will host the Pacific Health minister’s biennial meeting, and his will be the second Pacific Health Ministers meeting hosted by the Cook Islands, with the first being in 1997 where they adopted the Rarotonga Agreement: Towards Healthy Islands The Pacific Health Ministers meeting provides an opportunity to…