“Stop COVID Deaths” sets tone for 2022 amid COVID

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against COVID-19.

As the year ends, we are all hoping for a better and safer ‘new normal.’ However, the looming fear of uncertainty is also due to the new Omicron variant and the ever-mutating COVID-19 virus.

In this unique UP “Stop COVID Deaths” year-ender episode, we ask: “Will We Ever Control COVID-19?” “How are we preparing for the coming year?” “What have we learned both from these last two years and other pandemics in the past?” This webinar hopes to set the tone and expectations from a public health perspective in 2022.

Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives and public health expert Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado will be the main speaker. She will reflect on what it will take to control COVID-19 using the lens of history—looking beyond just the biomedical solutions and injecting ecological, political, and social contexts that drive infections and inequalities in health.

Dr. Annette David, an active leader in the medical community of Guam, Dr. Enrique “Ike” Ona, former Secretary of Health, and Dr. Vivien Fe F. Fadrilan-Camacho, UP Manila Associate Dean for Research, will each share their take on what to expect this 2022.

In this concluding episode for the year, the entire UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series team would also like to thank our audiences and participants for a year of collaboration, ideation, and compassion.

Don’t forget to register for the webinar here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

The Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.