Ministry of Health and Human Services

Covid team reviews response

Covid team reviews response

Minister of Health and Human Services Joe Bejang officially launched the Covid-19 After Action Review (AAR) forum Wednesday morning at the International Conference Center (ICC). The three-day review will cover actions taken prior, during and throughout the pandemic since RMI declared State of Health Emergency on Covid pandemic. “It is my honor, on behalf of […]

Public schools slow to start

Public schools slow to start

Despite Health authorities giving schools the “all-clear” to resume classes September 18, the Public School System had not as of Wednesday this week confirmed a date for its schools to open their doors for the current school year. Marshall Islands High School issued a notice this week that it will begin a phased return to […]

Schools do packets, in-person

Schools do packets, in-person

WILMER JOEL Upward Bound Program is sticking to its traditional school calendar and is scheduled to start classes next week. This program is a college preparatory program that provides eligible high schoolers rigorous academic support and guidance toward post-secondary education. However, there will be changes in how students will enter the campus at the College […]

Body found in lagoon

Body found in lagoon

HILARY HOSIA An unidentified body was found floating in Majuro lagoon Tuesday morning. Authorities received a call Tuesday morning from vessel New Takatsuki claiming a body was seen floating near their anchored vessel, a police report from the Majuro Atoll Local Government’s Marine Patrol Division (MAPD) stated. A joint taskforce was quickly mobilized consisting of […]

More need for hospital

More need for hospital

Journal 5/17/1986 P1 New hospital won’t fix healthcare “Don’t get seriously ill in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It could be the last thing you ever do,” is the lead on a feature story in the Honolulu Advertiser about Majuro hospital. Are people exaggerating the problems when they criticize the old hospital and don’t […]

Early child project launched

Early child project launched

In addition to informational briefings this week at the International Conference Center about the full rollout of the World Bank-supported Early Childhood Development project, a number of‪ important specific aspects of the new program were launched.‬ ‪These included the Ministries of Health, Education and Culture and Internal Affairs signing agreements for this multi-ministry intervention that […]

House-to-house a success

GIFF JOHNSON The government ramped up its ongoing Covid vaccination program Monday this week by starting house-to-house immunizations throughout Majuro. The move takes a page out of the measles vaccine program three years ago and the initial start of Covid vaccines in January 2021 by taking the program into the community.Monday’s outreach effort showed the […]

RMI escapes omicron spread

RMI escapes omicron spread

The RMI government continues to use both its quarantine facility in Arrak Majuro, as well as the Kwaj Lodge at Kwajalein for managing the quarantine of incoming repatriation groups. Although United Airlines is not taking passengers out of Majuro for now, it continues to stop in Majuro for refueling and to drop off repatriation groups.Last […]

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 […]

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