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Local Medical Team Shines at Marshall Islands Convention

In June of 2016, Dr. Lyle Archibald, Medical Director of the Diabetes Program for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other medical professionals from Salt Lake City, Utah traveled to Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands for a three day education and training session where local healthcare staff were trained on care and prevention of foot wounds due primarily to Diabetes. 


Diabetes is epidemic in the Marshall Islands. Foot wounds and ulcers are complications that often lead to amputation if left untreated.

Also attending the training were representatives from LDS Charities (the welfare arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) who presented medical supplies and off-loading medical devices to the local team.

This year the Republic of the Marshall Islands sponsored the Pacific Area Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Directors meeting with Dr. Lusi, Ministry of Health Program Director in Majuro, coordinating the events.


Along with a presentation by Dr. Lusi, the morning session included hands-on practical instruction led by the Majuro foot care medical team, members of which were trained in 2016.

Elder Craig Preston, who is serving a full time humanitarian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his wife Sister Nancy Preston, said, “The conference went very well and the local trainers were the experts and the heroes.”


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