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
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2022: $370,357
    FY 2021: $380,471
    FY 2020: $374,474
  • Public Health Crisis Response Funding
    COVID-19 2021 funding: $255,826
    COVID-19 2020 funding: $1,010,381
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 1
  • Other: 5*

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

CDC Preparedness Field Staff

1 Career Epidemiology Field Officer

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  2. Responder Health and Safety
  3. Emergency Public Information and Warning
  4. Information Sharing
  5. Volunteer Management
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.