Announcement: Public Health Law Reform 2020

Health service excellence

We are committed to providing quality health services and ensuring equitable health outcomes for our people.

Our vision is for all people living in the Cook Islands to live healthy lives and achieve their aspirations.

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Public Health

Health protection, public health nursing, health promotion and mental health
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Oral Health

Clinical dentistry, specialist dental services and community oral health services
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Primary Care

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Hospital health

Clinical services, clinical support and general support services
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Planning & Funding

Policy and planning, human resources, finance and ICT
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Indo-Pacific Health Leaders Series: Dr Josephine Herman, Secretary of Health, Cook Islands

Secretary of Health, Dr Aumea Herman was interviewed by the Australian Ambassador for Regional Health Security and the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security (DFAT), Dr Stephanie Williams on the Cook Islands COVID-19 response. This interview is part of a special series on the podcast of conversations reflecting on the personal and professional challenges faced by health leaders in the Indo-Pacific during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Latest News

Top 10 Public Health Tips

Health ministry Te Marae Ora has released 10 simple and effective public health measures to help guide the public protect themselves and their families and communities. From this week you will find the attached poster in public spots around the island

Being thankful, kind, and compassionate

I wish to extend our appreciation to the two casual contacts who returned last Friday. What I appreciate most about these two young people, has been their courage to be honest regarding their movements in Auckland in the week prior to travel. Their actions have helped protect the people of the Cook Islands and we must be thankful.

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