A big portion of the 2018 Year of Good Health India-Palau Small Grants Program was awarded to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to fund health-related projects.

Under the India-Palau Small Grants Program, a $200,000 funding has been made available to promote or develop health improvement for individuals, families and communities.

Another round of grant awardees on Wednesday received the India grant awards, bringing the amount of money that have been awarded from the India grant to $125,000.

Two more MOH project proposals were selected for funding. MOH received $10,000 to develop a colonoscopy unit and $9,630 to support the Male Health Awareness Program.

In April, MOH received over $27,000 in grants from India program for project proposals for RHD screening, ICU Equipment and ICU Installation and Training.

Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce (MPIIC) was awarded an amount of $7,000 to support the “Safe Street, Safe Environment for a Healthy Palau Program.”

Ngaremlengui State Government was awarded an amount of $10,000 to support a Healthy Summer Youth Program.

Other awardees were the Belau Medical Society, which received an amount of $10,000 to support the hosting of the Pacific Basin Medical Association Annual Conference here this year; Ebiil Society, $10,000 for their Community Healing Project; Mindszenty High School Chapter of Heirs to Our Ocean has been awarded $1, 563 to support a recycling program; Palau Red Cross Society, $9,960; and Sonsorol State Youth Organization, $8,382. (Bernadette H. Carreon)