Health Issues

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Canvasback Medical Missions

Canvasback Medical Missions

The 501(c)(3) non-profit Canvasback Missions, founded by Jamie and Jacque Spence, brings teams of volunteer doctors and other medical professionals to the Marshall Islands annually, providing specialty care such as ENT, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Orthopedic, and Colonoscopy clinics. Canvasback also runs the full time Wellness Center, located next to the Majuro hospital, which provides education and Read More

 
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The War Against Diabetes

The War Against Diabetes

In the Marshall Islands, 75 percent of adults over the age of 50 are diabetic. Canvasback Missions, which made the above video, is helping to reverse the deadly diabetes epidemic through collaboration with the World Diabetes Foundation and the RMI Ministry of Health. Canvasback’s Wellness Center, which is next to Majuro Hospital, runs a lifestyle intervention Read More

 
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Medical Treatment

Medical Treatment

For a small island, the available medical treatment available on Majuro is substantial at Majuro’s hospital in Delap. That said, under-staffing and a huge demand at the hospital leaves many visitors questioning where the huge amount of donor funds to the Ministry of Health goes. To visit out-patients, it’s best to go early in the morning Read More

 
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National Health Issues

National Health Issues

Population: 53,158 (2011 census) Life Expectancy: 72.03 years (2012 data) Life Expectancy male: 69.92 years (2012 data) Life Expectancy female: 74.25 years (2012 data) Infant Mortality (per 1000 live births): 22.93 (2011 data) Total Births 2002: 1,355 (of these, 239 were to teenagers Blood: There is no blood bank at Majuro Hospital so when people Read More