Burning of Plastics and tyres

There have been a lot of issues related to the burning of plastics and tyres in the community. Local media have reported cases over the past few months. These cases in large part have been addressed by the Public Health Department but people are still continuing to carry out this unwarranted activity. Burning of plastics…

Mental Health Media Release

Mental Health in the Cook Islands has been an evolving conversation point which has become a priority- first with the Mental Health Regulations 2013 then with the National Mental health and well-being policy 2015. This was subsequently followed by the National mental health and well-being strategy. One of the major issues that has been highlighted…

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…