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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