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More Covid vaccines hit RMI

More Covid vaccines hit RMI

Since the rollout of Covid vaccinations in RMI shortly before the New Year, the Ministry of Health and Human Services has vaccinated 612 healthcare workers and other “front line” employees. Meantime, the RMI’s Covid vaccination program for the public will soon be moving into high-gear, with the arrival in Majuro of 6,000 doses of the […]

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

Mental health gets Ebeye focus

GIFF JOHNSON A completed suicide and several follow on attempted suicides this month on Ebeye underline ongoing mental health issues and needs in communities in the Marshall Islands. The visit last week to Ebeye by Majuro-based mental health program staff working for the Ministry of Health and local NGOs generated wide community engagement on the […]

Pink Tea Party a hit

Pink Tea Party a hit

A big turnout of people, replete with creative handicraft-style hats and snazzy outfits, highlighted last week’s Third Annual Breast Cancer Pink Tea Party held at RRE’s Tide Table. Over 100 people packed into the restaurant for the breast cancer awareness program that included music, dancing, speeches, door prizes, a photo booth and high spirits. WUTMI […]

RMI to open the door

RMI to open the door

GIFF JOHNSON Following last week’s repatriation of nine Marshallese from the FSM, the RMI National Disaster Committee (NDC) is expected to start considering arrangements, including protocols, for RMI citizens stranded in Covid-19 affected countries to return home.  Part of this major decision to eventually allow RMI citizens back home will be contingent upon the completion of […]

WAM takes new tack

WAM takes new tack

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majol (WAM) is working on new locally-designed catamarans and outrigger canoes to improve the movement of copra and people within atolls An ongoing challenge for copra collection in remote atolls is the time needed for government field trip vessels to stop at multiple islands within one atoll to collect copra. […]

Ventilators arrive, more Covid-19 supplies on the way

Ventilators arrive, more Covid-19 supplies on the way

Ten new ventilators for Majuro and Ebeye hospitals arrived earlier this week, and a big load of Covid-19 health supplies are expected to be delivered Thursday afternoon this week. These are part of the Ministry of Health and Human Services push over the past two months to obtain supplies and equipment needed for dealing with […]

RMI builds Covid-19 defense

RMI builds Covid-19 defense

HILARY HOSIA For the first time in a long time, spiritual leaders from various faiths in Majuro congregated under one roof at the Marshall Islands Resort last Friday to discuss Covid-19. Culture and Internal Affairs Minister Jemi Nashion and Health and Human Services Minister Bruce Bilimon conducted the high-level dialogue. “We’ve informed our members to […]

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

COVID-19: RMI ramps up action

“Don’t travel.” That’s the best advice available as the coronavirus known as COVID-19 spreads globally, including throughout the United States. In a revised and updated travel advisory issued Tuesday night this week, the Ministry of Health and Human Services suspended visits by cruise ships until further notice and urged anyone planning to travel from or […]

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

Vessels violate virus entry restrictions

The Ministry of Health called for cooperation among port-related staff after two inbound vessels, with the aid of Ports Authority officials, violated established screening procedures for measles and coronavirus. In a memo Monday, Health Secretary Jack Niedenthal reminded Ministry of T&C, Ports Authority, RMI shipping agents and pilots who captain vessels into port that “we […]