The dengue outbreak took hold of Majuro last week, with the number of suspected and confirmed cases more than doubling in seven days’ time, according to the Ministry of Health and Human Services situation report of September 8. A total of 57 cases were reported in Majuro through September 1. By September 8, the latest […]
HILARY HOSIA and KELLY LORENNIJ High tides flooded homes and roads in Rairok, a power outage covered Majuro in darkness, and a small community boat crashed in Delap — all on Wednesday evening. Public Works was quick to clear rock and sand-ridden roads and the outage only lasted an hour or so. The vessel incident, […]
KELLY LORENNIJ Canvasback Wellness Center and Marshall Islands Red Cross Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week Thursday that bring in two Red Cross volunteers to train as farmer-instructors who will manage gardening classes for public elementary schools.
HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society began its “training the trainers” course last week at Majuro Salvation Army in Rita — a development that included five trainees from Ebeye. Professional First Aid Instructor Cate Keville, who flew in from New Zealand, is conducting the training. Keville has been a first aid instructor for […]
ISAAC MARTY Over 100 people turned out for the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society’s first annual General Assembly at Marshall Islands Resort at the end of June. The well-attended event voted in the organization’s first Governing Board, with Dr. Alex Pinano as President for a four-year term. Pinano has been interim president for a number […]
HILARY HOSIA The Marshall Islands Red Cross Society (MIRCS) and the Jenrok emergency response team held a community disaster preparedness exercise last Saturday. The event started with an early morning walkathon around Jenrok, followed by health screenings by the Ministry of Health and light refreshments. MIRCS Disaster Management Officer Harry Herming conducted a group safety […]
ISAAC MARTY Knowing how to respond to distressing situations such as saving a person from choking or knowing how to deal with someone who is unconscious is the goal for Majuro Atoll Local Government (MALGov). A group of 25 MALGov police officers were certified with first aid recognition from the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society […]
GIFF JOHNSON A little known service offered by the Marshall Islands Red Cross Society provides valuable help to members of the US Armed Forces when immediate family members die or are critically ill. This is among a range of services that the establishment of a Red Cross Society in the Marshalls offers to people living […]