MIEPI

Most follow tobacco law

After an all-time record low violation rate in the sale of tobacco products to minors in 2017, sales of these products to underage customers increased the past two years.Still, the 2019 “violation rate” by 220 stores surveyed in five islands around the nation was low compared to the first seven years the so-called Synar Survey […]

MIEPI spearheads key student survey

MIEPI spearheads key student survey

HILARY HOSIA Marshall Islands Epidemiology and Prevention Initiatives (MIEPI) have been spearheading the Rapid High School Survey to determine the percentage of students who have risk factors for development of diseases like diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, heart attacks and strokes. The ongoing survey, which started in January this year, is a short questionnaire designed […]

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 […]