The United States has announced a pledge of USD 500,000 o expand Diminishing Dengue in the Indo-Pacific with Climate Services.

The pledge was announced during this month’s Our Ocean meeting in Panama.

 The Diminishing Dengue project is; an Islander-led initiative developing climate-based early warning systems for dengue fever – across the Pacific Islands region, and to build connection and capacity through regional conferences and workshops.”

In 2022,  the  Pacific Island Health Officers’ Association (PIHOA) I partnered with   Palau’s Ministry of Health and Human Services (MHHS) to help reduce the threat of dengue.

 Funding support is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s cooperative agreement entitled Diminishing Dengue in the Indo-Pacific with Climate Services:.

Developing Predictive Models For a Regional Early Warning System (EWS) Against Dengue is aligned with the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). 

The project aims to use climate, demographic, and health variables to generate timely and actionable early warnings about the risk of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Dengue is common in Palau  and experts said that environmental changes caused by climate change, population growth, and increasing travel between countries were all contributing to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases,

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