Dr. Jaifred Christian Lopez, an independent health consultant and board member of the Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians, said that the formation of campaign committees in different localities can be a venue for coordination.
PGC Mindanao, in collaboration with Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Sub-National Laboratory and the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health Region (DOH) 11, successfully sequences its first samples for SARS-CoV-2 biosurveillance using Next Generation Sequencing technology.
“That there was at least a 50% increase in the use of telemedicine services in 2020 from pre-pandemic levels in urban areas, but not so much in rural areas,” Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento, director of the National Telehealth Center at the University of the Philippines-Manila, said in a Zoom interview.
The Sakunwari board game is one of the outputs of UPRI’s Woke4COVID Project.
Woke4COVID Project aims to raise awareness, enhance disaster risk management, and help Filipinos arrive at informed and science-based decisions in dealing with COVID-19 and other disaster risks through the development of information, education, advocacy and training materials in multiple media, and in different languages.
The recent “Stop Covid Deaths” webinar on Covid-19 organized by the University of the Philippines together with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and UP-Philippine General Hospital, featured a number of international speakers led by Dr. Martin Hibberd, a Professor on Emerging Infectious Diseases Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to talk about this new subvariant.
The Philippine Genome Center Visayas (PGC Visayas), in coordination with Western Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory (WVMC-SNL) and the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development, successfully sequences its first samples for SARS-CoV-2 biosurveillance using Next Generation Sequencing technology.
Thousands of UP students have been granted remote learning assistance in the course of the pandemic, according to reports from the UP System’s Padayon Public Service Office (PPSO) and the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). Many more will benefit from the expansion or continuation of their programs this year.
The UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) recently launched a board game called Sakunwari, a multi-lingual, tabletop and role-playing game set in a time of complex disasters, reflecting current issues we face today like climate change and the ongoing pandemic.
According to Dr. Kristoffer Berse, UP Associate Professor and UPRI’s director for Research and Creative Work, who led the development of the game, Sakunwari was developed as part of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team’s WOKE4COVID project.
A new testing kit to check for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection is expected to be developed by May, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the new kit will be a cell-based immunoassay for serologic testing.
Kamakailan ay dinagdagan ng DAMAYAN ng All UP Workers Union Diliman Chapter (AUPWU-Diliman) ang ayudang kanilang ibinibigay sa mga nangangailangang UPD personnel.
Napagpasiyahan ng unyon na palawakin ang tulong sa pagbibigay ng mga pagkain tulad ng mga prutas at gulay, bukod sa mga gamot, pati na rin ng mga grocery item sa mga kawaning higit na kapos.