Viral hepatitis is a significant cause of mortality globally, mainly due to Hepatitis B and C viruses. The primary intervention is childhood vaccination, given at birth and in three subsequent doses. In mid-April 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported severe acute hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, of unknown origin among children below age […]
Three weeks ago, the Department of Health (DOH) approved the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) to give a fourth dose or second booster of the COVID-19 vaccines AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Sinopharm to the immunocompromised population for ages 18 years old and above. These include those receiving cancer treatment, immunosuppressants, and those […]
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been great strides in our scientific understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants, paving the way for vaccination as a foundation for prevention. Home-based anti-viral drugs for early treatment are now available. These gradually decreased the risks of hospitalization, severe COVID, and even death. The World […]
The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), invite you to join the fight against COVID-19. As we enter the third year of our online “Stop COVID Deaths” (S.C.D.) community webinar series, we transition to […]
When COVID-19 hit, it left nations scrambling in the dark. No one knew what the new viral disease was, how fast it spread, and how deadly it could be. As an immediate response, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Telehealth Center, and in cooperation […]
Vaccination has proven to be an effective tool for controlling COVID-19. It prevents severe complications, hospitalization, and even death. While the country continues to roll out its primary and booster doses to the general population, health experts encourage parents to have their children ages 6 to 12 years old vaccinated. Recent studies have shown that […]
A few weeks ago, the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series discussed the possibility of war in a time of the pandemic. Today, we are already seeing this firsthand. As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia rages on, countries must prepare for whatever consequences this may lead to, such as the further spread of the COVID-19 […]
The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), and co-sponsored by the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, Inc., would like to invite you to join the fight against COVID-19. With the economy gradually reopening and workers slowly shifting back to […]
The UP CIFAL examines the issue of repatriation of migrant workers, particularly among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, during the COVID-19 pandemic in an upcoming webinar on May 29, 2020.
The University of the Philippines continues its mission to help educate our country’s medical and healthcare workers and frontliners, enabling them to win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic through the sharing of information, research, experience, and expertise.