For the medical staff and personnel of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, heroism is part of their standard operating procedure. In recognition of this, ten members of the UP-PGH staff were conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu for their bravery and disciplined disaster response that saved lives during the fire last May 16.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not just to people’s physical health, but perhaps more insidiously, to their mental, emotional and psychological health as well. What the impacts of the pandemic are on our psychosocial well-being and how we can help one another cope will be the subject of the 14th installment in the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”, which is scheduled on July 24, Friday, at 12 n.n.

In the 5th installment of the UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar series, Dr. Rontgene M. Solante, one of the top infectious diseases experts in the country, shared his insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the control of TB, HIV, and other infections based on the San Lazaro hospital experience.