Kaveinga Ora

Equitable access to quality health services for our Pa Enua. Leaving no one behind. Over the past year, Te Marae Ora – Cook Islands Ministry of Health (TMO) has established and developed the flying doctors and dentists programme, in to what is now a more integrated, structured, and comprehensive mobile health service: Kaveinga Ora. Kaveinga…

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Minister Glassie opens 71st World Health Assembly as First Vice-President

The Hon Minister Glassie is attending the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva this week. Members of the Cook Islands delegation include Secretary of Health Dr Josephine Aumea Herman, Chief Nurse Advisor Ngakiri Teaea and assisted by Dr Nathalie Rossette-Cazel, Cook Islands Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. Minister Glassie opened the 71st WHA…

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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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Twelfth Pacific Health Ministers Biennial Meeting: Agenda Items.

From the 28th – 30th August 2017 the Cook Islands will host the Pacific Health Minister’s Biennial Meeting. The Pacific Health Ministers meeting provides an opportunity to develop a consensus view of health in the Pacific and sets future directions for health in the effort to build on this idea of “Healthy Islands”.   Agenda…

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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…

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