President Remengesau has issued Executive Order No. 389 to declare a State of Emergency due extreme drought.
We, the Pacific Islands Ministers, gathered in Nadi, Fiji, on 28 October 2015 to deliberate on strengthening climate change resilience through reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH);
Conjunctivitis outbreak recognized in Epi Week 40, exceeded threshold for action of 4 cases/week
Current report includes Weeks 40-43 (Sept 29 - Oct 26, 2014), n=565
Case definition: inflammation of the conjunctiva
Call to schools on 10/9/2014 found 37% of students absent from Emmaus High School and 8% from Meyuns Elementary
Press release on 10/9/2014 informed public of outbreak including information on preventing transmission
HFMDoutbreak recognized starting 2014Epi Week 37 based on overview of PatientEncounter Forms (PEF) at Belau National Hospital Outpatient and Emergency departments
Case definition: Any child with mouth / tongue ulcer and maculopapularrashes and /or vesicles on palms and soles with OR without history of fever
Case identification from OPDand ER Encounter Forms using ICD9 codes 074.3, 074.8, 078.4, 079.2
This new Palau National Disaster Risk Management Framework 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘PNDRMF’ or ‘Framework’) provides for the strengthening of national disaster risk management structures and mechanisms to support improved disaster/emergency preparedness, response and recovery as well as the more effective integration of disaster risk considerations into the national development planning, including budgetary allocation processes.
A review of the 1999 National Disaster Plan (NDP) provided the foundation for the new Framework.
The Republic of Palau is subject to a number of threats from natural and manmade emergencies/disasters. Because of the size and geographic allocation of the Republic, the people are more vulnerable to the effects of such potential disasters than in larger countries. Every effort should therefore bemade to recognise this danger and to protect lives and resources from the effects of these unanticipated events.