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Hospital gets new facility

Hospital gets new facility

EVE BURNS Ministry of Health and Human Services (MOHHS) held a christening ceremony of a newly renovated extension of their Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse Tuesday. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded the building renovation and GMA Construction did the work. The warehouse will also serve as an office building for MOHHS surveillance and […]

Islands help each other

Islands help each other

WILMER JOEL The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) donated pallets of Covid-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) last week to support neighboring islands.“Community members throughout the Pacific really helped us during this time,” said Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal. Niedenthal also mentioned that the Marshall Islands is active, too, in helping […]

Kwaj ends quarantine operation

HILARY HOSIA Following two years of being one of the strictest quarantine sites in the world, the US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll wrapped up its quarantine program this week, according to a news story from the August 27 edition of the Kwajalein Hourglass. Since RMI began its repatriation program towards the end of 2020, there was […]

Latest Marshallese docs take oath

Latest Marshallese docs take oath

EVE BURNS Married to humanity in the middle of a pandemic on a very hot afternoon on a tennis court: It will be unforgettable for the two individuals who received their white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath last Friday. The internship residency program that Drs. Jean Phillip and Jerel Anitok completed is overseen by […]

PaxLovid: RMI’s magic bullet

PaxLovid: RMI’s magic bullet

GIFF JOHNSON Important facts emerged from the first two weeks of the Covid outbreak, as of Tuesday this week: • 12 of the initial 14 deaths from Covid were dead on arrival (DOA) at Majuro or Ebeye hospitals, meaning the 12 did not seek or receive medical care for their condition. It also means only […]

Code Red: Covid arrives

Code Red: Covid arrives

GIFF JOHNSON This is how the Marshall Islands went from being one of a handful of places in the world to still be Covid-free two-and-a-half-years into the pandemic to joining the rest of the world August 8.Majuro hospital authorities discovered the first “cluster” of Covid positive cases Monday afternoon. Parents brought their 17 and nine […]

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

Jo-Jikum showcases local talent

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum’s Climate and Health Art Seminar showcase once again shook us to our core as we witnessed 37 of our youth unleashing their talents through art, weaving, poetry, filmmaking, and songwriting at the Marshall Islands Resort Melele Room last Friday. The results presented during Friday’s showcase developed from the three-week training that provided […]

Saving lives in Majuro

Saving lives in Majuro

EVE BURNS Many lives at Majuro hospital will be saved as a result of people’s action last Friday showing up to an event outside the Wellness Center. This is not newspaper hyperbole and one of the hospital’s nurses explained why it is true. Nurse Gina Anuntak told the dozens of people gathered for Blood Donor […]

Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Bikini Atoll dive bombs

Journal 5/31/1985 P1 Rongelapese clash with US ambassador The verbal sparring between US officials and Rongelap Atoll leaders escalated this week when the US ambassador to the United Nations charged that the nearly completed evacuation of Rongelap was instigated by outsiders who were misleading the islanders about radiation contamination on the atoll. Ambassador Harvey Feldman […]

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