Dementia session for caregivers in Micronesia to discuss end of life decision making

Dementia session for caregivers in Micronesia to discuss end of life decision making

Tomorrow, caregivers of individuals with dementia in Guam as well as Micronesia will have the chance to learn more about how they may aid their loved ones, especially with decisions that need to be made, at a training session that will take place in both locations.  The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program  by the University of Guam…

Breast cancer disparities in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders masked in larger ‘Asian American’ group

Breast cancer disparities in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders masked in larger ‘Asian American’ group

Studies of initial-stage breast cancer consequences often conclude that Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders fare well than non-Hispanic whites. However, the term “Asian American and Pacific Islanders” is a broad one that includes individuals with diverse ancestries, including those who are of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander heritage. When these groups’…

I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan and others donate to Chuuk Regional Hospital Maternity Ward

I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan and others donate to Chuuk Regional Hospital Maternity Ward

I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan collected numerous donations from associates, further administrations, and the public to contribute to the Chuuk Regional Hospital for Maternity Ward. This was encouraged by our friend Christina Stinnet, who is also known as KiKi, former president of Chuuk Women’s Council & was led by our fellow Chaina Pereira in cooperation with…

Federated States of Micronesia Health and Social Affairs Secretary and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination met at the margins of the World Health Assembly in Geneva

Federated States of Micronesia Health and Social Affairs Secretary and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination met at the margins of the World Health Assembly in Geneva

Mr. Marcus Samo, Secretary of Health and Social Services, met with Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Sasakawa Health Foundation, during his trip to Geneva for the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75). This meeting is significant because it follows Mr. Sasakawa’s continuing efforts to combat leprosy throughout Japan.  Sasakawa’s humanitarian initiatives have in the past…

The Covid-free Pacific islands looking to rejoin the world

The Covid-free Pacific islands looking to rejoin the world

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Marshall Islands, neither of which have had Covid-19 public cases, are planning to re-open their borders. The FSM has declared the plan to open its boundaries without quarantine beginning from August 1. For the time being, the Marshall Islands has steadily decreased its quarantine necessities since 2021,…