To help protect children with comorbidities against COVID-19, the Philippine General Hospital will be joining other government hospitals in administering vaccines that have secured Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to children ages 12-17.
3,975 University of the Philippines Los Baños employees, which is 90% of the total workforce, have already been given COVID-19 vaccines as part of the University’s commitment to help protect its employees and promote a safe and healthy work environment.
The University of the Philippines Pandemic Response Team met with Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte to discuss the implementation of the MedAlert COVID Testing and Contact Tracing Platform, a collaboration that will help ramp up the city’s pandemic response.
The Ear Unit of the Philippine National Ear Institute resumes its operations and has taken the necessary precautions to ensure unhampered service delivery and the safety of infants who will be undergoing hearing screening.
The Philippine Genome Center will focus its efforts in the detection of COVID-19 variants in the country, with the scaling down of its testing operations for COVID-19 and expansion of genomic sequencing capacities in PGC Visayas and PGC Mindanao.
UP health experts weigh in on how vaccine hesitancy contributes to the mutation and formation of variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The UP Surgical Innovation and Biotechnology Laboratory (UP SIBOL) is composed of engineers from the state university’s Diliman campus and clinicians from its Manila campus, who have come together to develop Filipino-made health devices.
Three research projects for the study of SARS-CoV-2 and disease outbreaks that are being undertaken by UP Mindanao and UP Diliman are utilizing the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute’s Computing and Archiving Research Environment (COARE) Supercomputing Facility.
The UP Pandemic Response Team assesses how the gaps in COVID-19 data reporting affect policymaking and interpretation of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
The pandemic that is COVID-19 has infected the world in many ways, both physically and mentally. For Cebuanos, the University of the Philippines Cebu and Ateneo de Cebu counselors have assembled to form Cebu COPES – Counselors Online Psychological and Emotional Support. Four of UP Cebu guidance counselors have volunteered for the program namely, Annabelle G. Maglasang, Cipriano V. Olita, Jaseluh R. Saturinas, and Jeffrey D. Pelonio.
Cebu COPES aims to provide a platform for Cebuanos to avail of free, confidential online and tele-counseling services and psycho-social support by registered guidance counselors. Their primary goal is to assist Cebuanos in their mental and emotional health needs amidst COVID-19.