[Civil Beat, The Micronesians] Health Care: Migration Is Often a Matter of Survival


Diabetes and cancer are rampant throughout Micronesia, largely thanks to the legacy of nuclear tests and Western culture. But most islands lack adequate medical facilities, making migration a necessity.


OCTOBER 21, 2015 · BY

Please visit Civil Beat‘s special report, The MicronesiansChapter 4 on Health Care.

Nuclear testing took a heavy toll on the Marshall Islands in the 1940s and ’50s, and health effects remain. Today, the low-lying atolls are threatened by climate change. 

Watch slideshow: Ebeye and Majuro by Mark Edward Harris.



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