Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean are part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country's population of 53,158 people, with a life expectancy of 71 years for men and 75 years for women, spreads over 29 coral atolls comprising 1,156 individual islands. The National Health Policy Strategy Plan 2017-2019 seeks to achieve universal access to high quality care, especially for people with communicable diseases, and to provide integrated non-communicable diseases (NCD) services, among other priority areas. WHO cooperation supports the Ministry of Health in building resilient and sustainable health systems to enhance needs-based health services and in prioritizing needs-based essential public health programmes. Additionally, WHO provides support in the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR) for proactive preparedness and management in health emergencies and natural disasters. The UHC Partnership (UHC-P) concentrates on rendering service delivery as well as information systems more efficient and strengthening governance to move towards UHC effectively. It also supports the implementation of the WHO package of essential NCDs interventions. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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Provide tools and assistance for NCDs (cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension), TB/Leprosy, HIV/STI screening and management to Majuro Island in RMI; and Pohnpei State and Chuuk States in FSM. 90% of the population of the outreach service target areas is registered for their biometrics information and receiving services after 4 rounds of outreach service in Pohnpei and Chuuk State. Completed
Provide tools and assistance for NCDs (cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension), TB/Leprosy, HIV/STI screening and management to Majuro Island in RMI; and Pohnpei State and Chuuk States in FSM. Implementation of WHO Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease (PEN) Interventions both in FSM and RMI. Completed
Provide tools and assistance for NCDs (cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension), TB/Leprosy, HIV/STI screening and management to Majuro Island in RMI; and Pohnpei State and Chuuk States in FSM. Various technical guidelines are developed to guide the PHC strengthening process. Completed
Develop a high-level policy in close consultation with health and non-health sectors stakeholders such as community groups, parliamentarians, other ministries and the private sector using the results from screening programs and financial needs assessment to address the noted capacity gaps Develop a high-level policy (such as role delineation, PHC or UHC policy) Completed
Develop hospital management training module and train all four states in FSM Hospital training module Completed
Supply urgent medical and non-medical products to support for the programs Urgent supplementary supply is provided for medical and non-medical equipment to meet the needs of the government programs. Completed
Document capacity gaps in preventing and treating NCDS, TB/Leprosy and HIV/STIs via close monitoring and evaluation of screening program and any resultant follow up, Use of biometric information as a single identifier in the health facilities in RMI and FSM Completed
Provide tools and assistance for NCDs (cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension), TB/Leprosy, HIV/STI screening and management to Majuro Island in RMI; and Pohnpei State and Chuuk States in FSM. 90% of the population of Majuro Island is getting screened for tuberculosis and leprosy and treated both for active and latent cases. Completed
Document capacity gaps in preventing and treating NCDs and CDs, especially in remote areas, and in closely monitoring and evaluating the outreach service or screening program with the resultant follow up Spatial mapping with Health Resources Availability and Mapping System (HeRAMS) in RMI and FSM Completed

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