The “Race to Vaccinate” in the Pacific region is happening, with the US CDC feeding US-affiliated islands with tens of thousands of Covid vaccines. Majuro is leading the pack and Ebeye is doing well, according to a table published by the US Centers for Disease Control last week that shows vaccination rates from American Samoa […]
GIFF JOHNSON Coronavirus vaccines were rolled out to a larger segment of the Majuro and Ebeye communities starting January 18. Last week, people in the 60 and over age group were eligible for vaccines and many took advantage of this by walking into the MCH Clinic at Majuro hospital to obtain the first of two […]
The 2019 Christmas Parade is due to continue this Saturday following what veteran parade announcers William Ring, Lisa Muller and Rosalie Mottelang called “one of the biggest turnouts” in years last Saturday. Despite not continuing past the airport point last weekend, thousands of kids of all ages, including big kids (adults) came out to see […]
GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands put domestic travel restrictions into force last week in the wake of an outbreak of dengue fever on Ebeye Island. One dengue case was confirmed the first week of August, with 21 additional cases listed as “probable.” Health authorities confirmed the dengue as “Type 3.” By early this week, the […]
More than 10,000 young Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders and volunteers from 140 countries gathered in northern Italy from 17-23 June to celebrate the centenary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The weeklong “4th International Solferino Youth Meeting” included a series of workshops for hundreds of young Red Cross […]
The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society conducted a week-long youth training and First Aid course for five Ebeye high schools recently.
The Marshall Islands Red Cross will be the subject of a major review starting this weekend that will determine if the organization is ready for admission to international membership. A team of international and Pacific region Red Cross officials will be in RMI from September 15 to 24 to conduct a Joint Assessment Mission. If […]
HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society (MIRCS) and the Jenrok emergency response team held a community disaster preparedness exercise last Saturday. The event started with an early morning walkathon around Jenrok, followed by health screenings by the Ministry of Health and light refreshments. MIRCS Disaster Management Officer Harry Herming conducted a group safety […]