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Republic of the Marshall Islands Resources

Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
Provides a baseline for the prevalence of obesity and low height-for-age in elementary students on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands in response to initiatives addressing childhood over- and under-nutrition. Compares data by age group, school type, and gender.
Author(s): Erin Passmore, Tanner Smith
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(8), 262-266
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Marshall Islands State Snapshot: FY 2019 Application/FY 2017 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Marshall Islands: FY 2019 Application/FY 2017 Annual Report
Describes maternal and child health programs in the Marshall Islands, including a program overview and a needs assessment. Features data on financial, program, and performance measures, and includes demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Zika in Babies in US Territories
Provides an overview of the Zika infection in pregnancy and its impact on babies. Focuses on babies born in American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Identifies what health departments, healthcare providers, and parents can do.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, Video
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018
Focuses on children one year of age or younger born in the U.S. territories and freely associated states whose mothers had laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy and who had follow-up care reported. Reports data on Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
Author(s): Marion E. Rice, Romeo R. Galang, Nicole M. Roth, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(31), 858-867
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 2 Years — U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, April–October, 2016
Reports on estimated coverage for selected vaccines and doses by 2 years of age for children in five United States Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) jurisdictions: American Samoa, Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Author(s): Ashley Tippins, Neil Murthy, Mehreen Meghani, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(20), 579-584
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Prepare for the Transition of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to Trust Fund Income
Examines the use and roles of U.S. funds and programs in budgets of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and preparations for grant decreases. Appendix III shows compact grants supporting health and education in the FSM and RMI.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Fact sheet with statistics on uninsurance rates by ethnicity; health disparities by ethnicity, sex, and three types of cancer incidence rates; and rates of hepatitis B and HIV infection. Focuses on Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Marshall Islands--WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, 2018-2022
Identifies health and development challenges and priorities, and establishes strategic direction and approaches to facing challenges and achieving national goals, in cooperation with the World Health Organization. Features statistics for health indicators including rates of maternal and adult mortality, suicide, immunization, smoking, and access to drinking water and sanitation facilities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Open Hearts, Open Minds: An Accomplishments Report of the Pacific Island Task Force
Summarizes U.S. government's response to recommendations from community leaders in Hawaii, the U.S. Pacific Territories, and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands on various topics, including health equity. Details successes in improving access to federal programs and resources, and increasing grant opportunities in the Pacific region.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Education
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Compacts of Free Association: Issues Associated with Implementation in Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands
Examines potential impact of proposed legislation approving the 2010 Palau agreement, which would provide financial assistance for education and health services through 2024. Summarizes and updates reports issued from 2007-2013.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Marshall Islands Country Profile
Provides a snapshot of trends in the status of health systems in the Marshall Islands from 1995-2015. Features statistics on demographics, economic growth, public health strategic planning, trends in diseases and risk factors, and health services coverage.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands
Testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee regarding Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands spending of compact sector funds in the education and health sectors for fiscal years 2007 through 2011.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): David Gootnick
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability
Discusses Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands spending of compact sector funds in the education and health sectors. Offers recommendations to ensure the reliability of indicators in education and health.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Island Health: How CDC Prevents Chronic Diseases and Promotes Health for US Territories and Affiliated Pacific Islands
Fact sheet describing challenges in reducing risk factors for chronic diseases and promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Western Pacific Region: Marshall Islands
Includes access to the health data bank, country profile and statistical annex, which provide demographic, political, and socioeconomic data as well as health-seeking behaviors, health conditions and status.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office
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State Department: Marshall Islands
Provides information on the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the U.S. embassy, as well as access to a fact sheet on the RMI.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of State: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
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Office of Insular Affairs: The Marshall Islands
Provides an overview of the history, political status, demographics, and economy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as well as OIA contacts and RMI leadership.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of the Interior: Office of Insular Affairs
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The Compact of Free Association
Provides access to the Compacts of Free Association for the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of the Interior: Office of Insular Affairs
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CIA World Fact Book: Marshall Islands
Provides current information on the Marshall Islands, covering geography, population characteristics, government, and the economy.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Central Intelligence Agency
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Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant State Information: Marshall Islands
Presents maternal and child health contacts, priorities, performance measures, and outcomes measures for the Marshall Islands.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Last Updated: 8/14/2019