The UP Manila College of Nursing hosted the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) International Deans’ Course (IDC) under the National Multiplication Training (NMT)-Philippines 2021-2022, last June 8, 2022.

The course is a training in higher education management in an international context and is designed for newly appointed deans and heads of departments from Southeast Asia and East Africa. The first part was held online from Nov. 6–Dec. 4, 2021, while the second and final part of the training program was held last June 6–9, 2022, through an in-person workshop in Manila.

Educators have been in the front and center of online teaching since the beginning of lockdown, finding the balance between guiding students through the sudden transitions and facing what everyone else was facing — the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To safeguard and promote the mental health of teachers with the impending return to school, listed down are five tips they can practice to allay  their concerns about the new teaching situations

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.

Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, advisor of the National Task Force for COVID-19, called on the private sector to help through campaigns such as Resbakuna sa Botika, in which vaccines are administered in pharmacies.  

He added that the DoH is developing a mechanism of self-reporting of tests, given that many Filipinos have been resorting to antigen testing at home. However, this will take some time as there is “lots of complexity in the self-reporting system,” mainly the question of test quality and accuracy.