For the past week, MAHI International's mobile dental clinic has been blessed to have Dr. Sang Yoon visit with his team from Saipan. Dr. Yoon worked alongside of Dr. Isaac of Pohnpei State Hospital to see more than 200 patients during the week of June 13, 2016. Thank you Dr. Yoon, the team, and your family for your service. #dentalmission #dentaloutreach #MAHIvolunteers #dentalservices #dentalprogram #mobiledentalclinic
MAHI International volunteer Josh Srikureja assisting in the mobile dental clinic on the first day of operations at the Kolonia Elementary School. Josh is managing the mobile clinic's daily operations which include scheduling, maintenance, data collection, and dental assistance. #dentalmission #MAHIvolunteers #mobiledentalclinic #dentalservices
We were alarmed to learn that there are over 600 cases of children with special needs in the Pohnpei public schools. This caseload is greater than the number of resource specialists hired in the entire island. This number includes the deaf and autistic students who have communication challenges. The Department of Education requested for MAHI International to find a professional to help meet the needs of these students.
In November, speech-language pathologist Kristine C
WELCOME to the MAHI team's newest faces: Ryan Goldring, Ruthie Holmes, and Catherine Tambunan! They will be serving in the communities of Pohnpei this 2015-2016 term. Charles Johnson (far right) has been with us through the summer and will be leaving Pohnpei soon. We also would like to thank our local MAHI team member Denessa Jacob for her dedication to serving with us! #MAHIvolunteers
MAHI International volunteer Chapman Cochran of Oceanside, California is serving in Pohnpei during the 2014-2015 school year. Cochran developed a physical education curriculum for grades 1-8 for the Pohnpei State Department of Education. Before this new curriculum, the State had no existing P.E. program. This curriculum was designed specifically for the Pohnpei public schools where there are limited to no resources of sports equipment. Currently, Cochran is conducting a pilot
The new year has arrived in Micronesia and we look forward to His blessings in 2015. We are happy to have the MAHI team together for the holidays. Our volunteers Chris Doellerer and Danny Chung have returned by ship to Pohnpei from teaching English to the children on the outer island of Sapwuafik. Over the school break, in addition to participating in the local holiday traditions, we have been preparing for the second half of the school year. Besides tackling the English defi
From October 31 to November 11, Dr. Joel Massey and Tina Heinrich, PA, along with other MAHI International volunteers were in Micronesia to conduct diabetes clinics throughout the rural areas of Pohnpei at the public health dispensaries. The purpose of the medical mission was to screen new patients for non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. In addition, they worked alongside the public health assistants to provide appropriate treatment plans for diabet
We are thrilled to have Carla Hegwood of Los Angeles, California join the team at MAHI International on the island of Pohnpei. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and is currently completing a fieldwork assignment for her MPH in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Since June, Carla has been volunteering primarily with the World Health Organization (WHO). Her focal point is national strategic planning meetings on r
Here is a picture of the ophthalmic mission team embarking on their voyage from mainland Pohnpei to the outer island of Satawan in the Mortlocks, Chuuk. These faces consist of teams representing the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center, the Guam SDA Eye Clinic, and MAHI International. In Satawan, they successfully served over 200 members in this island community!
Since returning to mainland Pohnpei on Tuesday, this same mission group has been serving at the Pohnpei State Ho
MAHI International welcomes to Pohnpei the return of Dr. Robert Wresch, ophthalmologist and his wife Betty Jo, diabetes educator from the Guam SDA Clinic. Over this long weekend, executive director John Schroer takes Dr. Wresch and Betty Jo to Pohnpei's outer island of Sapwuafik along with volunteer nurse Jeffrey Georges and assistant Nick Boyer. They are providing this outer island community with eye and overall health assessment clinics. The eye examinations Dr. Wresch is c