Ebeye has seen two Canvasback medical missions this year, while Majuro has two coming up later this month and in July. Canvasback completed the first colonoscopy mission to Ebeye in early April, and followed that up with an ophthalmology (eye) visit from the end of April into early May. Later this month, an orthopedics team […]
KELLY LORENNIJ Canvasback Wellness Center and Marshall Islands Red Cross Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week Thursday that bring in two Red Cross volunteers to train as farmer-instructors who will manage gardening classes for public elementary schools.
HILARY HOSIA Miracle workers in the form of Canvasback’s visiting OBGYN team screened close to 600 women at Majuro hospital during their recent two-week visit. The number of patients seen, pap tests conducted, cancers identified and surgeries performed underlined the demand for women’s health services in the Marshall Islands. The team identified 13 cancers and […]
Hundreds of local residents received life-improving surgery and treatment from Canvasback Missions team of eye experts, who wrapped up a two-week visit to Majuro last Friday. But no result was more dramatic than that of six-year-old Robuti Jack, who has been blind since he was born six years ago. He is the son of Thomas […]
Over the past two weeks the Canvasback Wellness Center in Majuro conducted a diabetes reversal program. Thirty-five participants learned how to fight non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Participants were taught the importance of exercise and reducing weight. A two-pound weight loss can help reduce the chance of getting diabetes by up […]
Marshallese teenager Dallan Jennet was the toast of a party in New York City this past week. By all accounts the celebration closed one chapter marked by struggle and disability in this young man’s life, and opened another that has Dallan primed to reengage in a life that he had all but abandoned. Dallan spent […]