Julia Alfred

Majuro, Ebeye hospitals benefit

Majuro, Ebeye hospitals benefit

A large donation of hospital-related equipment was received by the Ministry of Health and Human Services Friday courtesy of the Japan government. Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka was on hand to turn over medical equipment to the Marshall Islands. A large group from the Ministry was on hand to receive the donation, as was Foreign Secretary […]

Radiology wins health competition

Radiology wins health competition

It was judgment day for the hospital last Friday, as stated in a press release from the desk of the Ministry of Health and Human Services Secretary Julia Alfred — well, a jolly judgment day. “For the very first time in history, the leadership of MOHH organized a 2017 department Christmas competition,” Alfred said. “The […]

Ramping up first aid program

Ramping up first aid program

The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society and the Ministry of Health and Human Services signed an agreement last week to strengthen and expand teaching of first aid in the RMI. Red Cross recently completed a training of trainers course, the first in the Pacific islands, and now has a team of certified instructors to deliver […]

WUTMI told of health crisis

WUTMI told of health crisis

KELLY LORENNIJ “Early childhood education and development” presentations filled the early morning of WUTMI’s 18th annual conference Wednesday. Facilitated by Chief Secretary Ben Graham, the day’s program began with presentation of results of the Integrated Child Health Survey by Health Secretary Julia Alfred. The survey, which was conducted on Majuro, Ebeye, and outer islands from […]

WAM’s unique grad package

WAM’s unique grad package

HILARY HOSIA Of the many programs funded by the National Training Council, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) stands out as the only entity to gift its students with a unique graduation package: completion of program certification, identification card, social security card, birth certificate, pizza coupon from Marshall Islands Resort and a bank account that comes […]

Julia is back at MOH

Julia is back at MOH

HILARY HOSIA It was business as usual at Majuro hospital Tuesday: Procurement Director Isidore Robert made his usual inventory; Cold Chain nurses Bina Mylon and Mineko Mista tended to patients at the children’s ward; patient Debbie Schutz received her dose of AB blood at the ER ward; Nurse Sylintina Gallen gave newborn Ruthann George her […]

Good news on ‘drug war’

Good news on ‘drug war’

The US Congress’ appropriation last week of a larger budget for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) services is good news for the Marshall Islands, said Single State Agency Director Julia Alfred. It means “more money to assist emerging issues and needs for increased and improved access to programs and services,” she said. US federal […]