General News

Sponsor a Hygiene Kit for COVID-19

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Good hygiene is critical in this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic, especially in vulnerable communities. We have already distributed thousands of kits to local shelters, healthcare facilities, school districts, faith-based programs, food pantries, public safety organizations, and more. And, the simple reality is, we need more to keep pace with this unprecedented demand.

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Responding to Coronavirus

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As of February 25, more than 80,000 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed globally, with more than 2,000 outside of China. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the global risk level as high. In January the WHO delcared the COVID-19 virus a “public health emergency of international concern” and has since asked us to deploy a team to the Republic of the Marshall Islands to support COVID-19 planning, preparedness and training. The response team will depart on Saturday, February 29. Because areas of the world lacking in comprehensive medical infrastructure are most vulnerable to the potential spread of the virus, the objective of deploying a team to the Marshall Islands will be to treat the current outbreak of dengue and influenza and establish procedures to contain and manage any potential future outbreak of COVID-19.

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