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Majuro Hospital

In 1986 the RMI Government adopted the concept of Primary Health Care declared by the WHO in 1978. The Bureau of Primary Health Care was established to target the strengthening of preventive programs/services at the community level.

Ministry of Health and Human Services (MoHHS)works in conjunction with the Community Health Councils (CHC) in the Outer Islands. The system requires community participation in health care and ensures that the community beyond the urban centers are involved and included in the provision of health care services.

The health care system is comprised of two hospitals, one in Majuro and one in Ebeye and fifty-nine (59) health care centers in the outer atolls and islands. Both hospitals provide primary and secondary care, but limited tertiary care. Patients who need tertiary care are referred to as Honolulu or the Philippines.

Health centers in the outer islands are the focus for preventative, promotive and essential clinical care services. All health care centers are permanently staffed by full-time Health Assistants who provide health services and work with the Community Health Councils to promote and foster the concept of shared responsibility for health.

Leroij Atama Zedkeia Medical Center commonly known as Majuro Hospital and Leroij Kitlang Memorial Health Center commonly known as Ebeye Hospital are serving inpatient, outpatient, public health clinics and ancillary services. There are 59 Health Centers in RMI. Aside from the 177 Health Centers, Health Assistants are the health care providers in the health centers. Medical and public health staff conduct outreach to the health centers in the outer islands and within the community as well. Health centers in the Outer Islands provide preventative, promotive and essential clinical care services. All health care centers are permanently staffed by full-time Health Assistants who provide health services and work with the Community Health Councils to promote and foster the concept of shared responsibility for health.
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