Republic of Palau

Palau Maddalena Island in Sardinia, Palau
At a Glance
  • State Population: 17,661
  • Local Health Departments: N/A
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Drought, Storm Surge/Inundation of Sea Water, Tropical Storms/Typhoons
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic; 2018: Mass Rescue Operations Full Scale Exercise; 2016-2017: Dengue Fever Outbreak
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2021: $380,471
    FY 2019: $374,215
  • CDC Crisis Response Funding: COVID-19
    FY 2021: $255,826
    FY 2020: $1,010,381
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 1
  • Educators: 1
  • CDC Preparedness Field Staff: 1
  • Other*: 4

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  2. Responder Health and Safety
  3. Volunteer Management
  4. Emergency Public Information and Warning
  5. Information Sharing
Stories from the Field
Republic of Palau Dengue
Supporting Dengue Fever Outbreak Response

A dengue fever outbreak beginning in late 2016 resulted in 359 cases and five deaths. PHEP-funded staff greatly contributed to the outbreak response, staffing the emergency operations center, creating print materials and public service announcements on dengue, and transporting surveillance and outreach teams throughout Palau. As a result, the territory mounted an effective response to the dengue outbreak and there was a large reduction in cases by July, 2017.

Page last reviewed: January 19, 2022, 12:30 PM