MIEPI

Mental health first responders trained

Mental health first responders trained

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Epidemiology and Prevention Initiatives (MIEPI) made history following its certification of 16 mental health first aid responders earlier this month at the College of Marshall Islands — the first such course taught in RMI. The unique program was developed by Australian couples Betty Kitchiner and Anthony Jorm in 2001 and has […]

MIEPI celebrates by funding ideas

MIEPI celebrates by funding ideas

Marshall Islands Prevention Group, otherwise known as MIEPI, is celebrating 10 years as a non-governmental organization in the RMI. MIEPI was established to provide epidemiological surveillance, community research, and public health planning and prevention to monitor, assess and improve health and social welfare of communities in the RMI. MIEPI set aside $1,000 annually since it […]

RMI tackles health problems

RMI tackles health problems

ISAAC MARTY The number one killer of Marshallese is non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Existing prevention programs trying to halt or curve the NCD trend now have question marks hanging over them. Are they doing a good job? The best answer is that authorities need information in order to evaluate both NCD levels and response programs. For […]