Ministry of Health and Human Services

Spotlight on mental health

Spotlight on mental health

The Ministry of Health and Human Services alongside Majuro Cooperative School organized a walkathon to promote awareness about mental health earlier this month. A great turnout of participants young and old attended the walkathon that was coordinated by Co-op High School Principal Kenneth Fernando as well as the student body government (SBG) officers and their […]

Majuro blood drive a success

Majuro blood drive a success

The Fiji community along with Australian Aid, Ministry of Health and Human Services, and Red Cross operated a clinic at Delap Park last Saturday for people who wanted to donate blood to help Majuro hospital. Organizers said it is their plan to conduct a blood donation drive every three months. Fijian lab techs who work […]

Night market a hit in Majuro

Night market a hit in Majuro

WILMER JOEL For the first time ever during Breast Cancer Awareness month, a “Pinking of you” Night Market was organized as part of community outreach awareness raising. Last Saturday night’s event was organized by the Ministry of Health and Human Services, Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Support Group, and Women United Together in the Marshall Islands […]

Hospital delivery ward spiffed up

Hospital delivery ward spiffed up

The Labor and Delivery Ward at Majuro hospital is back to full operation after completion of a major renovation program. The ward held a ‘reopening’ ceremony Monday to mark the upgrade attended by Minister Bruce Bilimon, MOHHS management, along with pediatricians, hospital staff and partners. The work was supported by the Early Childhood Development Project […]

Majuro sets vaccine pace

Majuro sets vaccine pace

The Ministry of Health and Human Services administered 757 Covid vaccines for commercial fishing crews that use Majuro for transshipment from June through the end of August. The vaccine program for fishermen was halted for two months after the initial rollout in June so Public Health nurses could focus on vaccinating outer island residents. The […]

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

Marshalls vaccinates fishermen

GIFF JOHNSON The Marshall Islands launched Covid-19 vaccinations for commercial fishermen temporarily in port Majuro this past week — possibly the first Pacific island to vaccinate fishermen. With the country vaccination program nearing 80 percent completion for the two urban centers, and public health teams now conducting vaccinations for remote outer islands, the Ministry of Health […]

RMI cuts quarantine time

RMI cuts quarantine time

GIFF JOHNSON Important developments on the Marshallese repatriation program include a shortening of the quarantine time and increased numbers of people returning. At last Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, RMI leaders endorsed a Ministry of Health and Human Services/National Disaster Committee recommendation to reduce the quarantine time at Kwajalein from three to two weeks. Coupled with the […]

Daughter takes on father’s spirit

Daughter takes on father’s spirit

“I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity. The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration.” Surrounded by Health Minister Bruce Bilimon, Majuro hospital doctors and staff, and family, Dr. Ethel Briand, the daughter of late Dr. Kennar Briand, read out the Hippocratic oath, becoming the youngest […]

RMI gears for Covid vaccines

GIFF JOHNSONThe first batch of Covid-19 vaccines are scheduled to arrive within the next week, possibly as early as this weekend, according to RMI officials.The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is providing an initial delivery of the Moderna-developed vaccine to the RMI, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.The RMI Cabinet, Ministry of Health […]