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Cook Islands Ministry of Health hosts HIS workshop

In March, over 25 participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice (Civil Registration), Ministry of Education and National Statistics Office came together to assess the Cook Islands' health information system (HIS).  Led by Ms Elizabeth Iro, Secretary of Health, and facilitated by Mr Tearoa Iorangi, Medical Records Manager, the workshop used the HMN Assessment tool to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current system.  Tearoa remarked that, 'after today, we will be able to come out with a clear standing of where we are in establishing a health information system in the Cook Islands'.  With technical assistance from WHO and PHIN, the workshop is the first step forward in a strategic planning process for improving health information in the country.

To download a copy of the news article featured in the Cook Islands News, click here.



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