REPUBLIC OF PALAU
Palau was awarded funding under the ARRA-IDS to Increase Services to Health Centers through Recruiting and hiring of additional staff not limited to Administrative assistants, maintenance and custodians, to assist with the operations of Community health centers through out Palau. Our goal was to improve services and provide support including assistance to the clinical aspect. With the funding lapsing on march 26, 2011, the program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, was able to maintain at least 15 of the existing staff. This funding allows us to ensure that Quality Services is provided by allowing our providers to work directly with patients whereas paper works and administration support is provided by other staff. It also helped with providing job opportunities.