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Image Thumbnail Addressing Poverty in TB Control: Options for National TB Control Programmes E-mail to a friend
REPORT from the World Health Organization, 2005

WHO's commitment to the promotion of equity and pro-poor policies in its disease prevention and control activities is based on the recognition of poverty as a major barrier to health and health care. In the case of tuberculosis (TB), the links between poverty and disease burden have been documented for many years. This document addresses the integration of national TB control programmes on the practical issues involved and options for action.

Image Thumbnail An Economic Quandary E-mail to a friend
NEWS ARTICLE by Christopher Leonard, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

Part of the series "Leaving the Islands," an exploration of Marshallese migration to Arkansas, this article provides background on the nation's economic situation and the choices, or lack thereof, faced by its residents. The article does not draw linkages to health.

Image Thumbnail Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear devices in and around the Marshall Islands. The impact of these tests on the Marshallese people was profound - in terms of both actual radioactive exposure and the displacement of people from their home islands due to contamination and to accommodate the U.S. military.

Image Thumbnail Barriers to Health Services Perceived by Marshallese Immigrants E-mail to a friend
SCHOLARLY ARTICLE by Deanna Perez Williams and Ann Hampton, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2005

The Marshallese immigrant population, part of a growing Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the United States, has adverse health conditions and disparities that are mainly attributed to their pre-migration health status. Little is known about the perceived and real barriers Marshallese experience in accessing and utilizing health services in the United States, but their health status is known to exacerbate. This study used an ethnographic approach to identify the ethnocultural and socioeconomic barriers to existing health services as perceived by immigrant Marshallese living in Northwest Arkansas. Recommendations are made to improve timely, culturally competent, and appropriate health services.

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Image Thumbnail Debating Policy to Improve Population Health: A Case Study and Simulation of the Marshall Islands (pdf) E-mail to a friend
LESSON PLANS by Jamie D. Brooks and Larry Adelman for California Newsreel, 2009

How should limited public resources be deployed to tackle inequities in health? This lesson plan uses a real health crisis in the Marshall Islands and a parliamentary simulation to help students assess the strengths and weaknesses of different health promotion policies and examine the roles of government, business, medical and public health systems, individuals, and community-based groups in governance. By the end of this activity, students will be able to argue and defend different approaches to tackling the root causes of health inequities and will better understand how the making of social policy is often influenced by political and economic factors that may have little to do with the merits of the proposals themselves.

Image Thumbnail Diabetes in the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Their traditional diet and way of life disrupted by globalization and the American military presence in the equatorial Pacific, Marshall Islanders now struggle with high rates of diabetes, among other health problems.

Image Thumbnail Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
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Includes health statistics, information on history and culture, and a section on nuclear issues.

Image Thumbnail Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing E-mail to a friend
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes - Episode 6

Dise Langrus is one of many Marshallese who were relocated from their home islands 40 years ago after U.S. nuclear testing rendered it uninhabitable. Others were moved to make room for the construction of the U.S. military base on Kwajalein Island. Today, the Marshallese confront the worst of the "developing" and urbanized worlds: infectious disease running rampant because of poverty and squalid conditions and chronic illnesses resulting in part from the stress of dislocation and cultural loss.

Image Thumbnail Remembering the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
ARTICLE by Jane Goodall, Rick Asselta, June 30, 2006

Opinion piece commemorating anniversary of Bravo detonation, 60 years after the commencement of U.S. nuclear testing in the South Pacific, urging us to remember the health effects of nuclear testing on the residents of the Marshall Islands.

Image Thumbnail The U.S. and the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
ARTICLE by Bernice Powell Jackson, Commission for Racial Justice

Rev. Dr. Jackson, executive director of the UCC Commission for Racial Justice, presents the history of the U.S. relationship to the Marshall Islands and makes a case for our continuing obligation to Marshallese citizens.

Image Thumbnail This is Only a Test: Missile defense makes its mark in the Marshall Islands E-mail to a friend
ARTICLE by JoAnn Wypijewski in Harpers, December 2001

Wypijewski discusses the the history and current status of the U.S. military presence in the Marshall Islands.

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