PROTECT yourself PROVIDE assistance for others UNITE for a healthier Palau The fact is: climate change is real and has numerous effects on the public health of Palau. The risk of Dengue fever, malaria, encephalitis, pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis, cramps, exhaustion, dehydration and stroke all increase with climate change events. As a country, we must unite together as one. There are many preventative measures you can take to protect yourself and significant others from the harmful effects of climate change. These include: wearing sunblock, using insect repellent, taking breaks from the heat, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious meals regularly.