The Republic of Palau is famous for its beautiful Rock Islands and diverse underwater seascape which attracts many tourists. But like many tropical islands, diseases carried by mosquitoes and other insects affect the community causing malaria, dengue fever and other diseases. Such diseases are sensitive to changing temperatures and rainfall patterns caused by climate change.
Since 2019, the European Union funded GCCA+ SUPA project has been working with national agencies and partners in Palau to address some of the environmental health issues impacted by climate change. In Palau, the project is helping communities in five states on the island of Babeldaob to monitor their community environment and reduce the incidence of water and vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.
Subscribe to SPC's YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/SPC_YouTube