UP webinar to discuss the possibility of war, what it means for us

| 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), invites you to join the fight against COVID-19.

History teaches us that wars and plagues often go together. With the brewing tension between Ukraine and Russia, the world waits and watches how events between them will unfold. However, this conflict could also have adverse effects worldwide. How should countries prepare for this amid our battles with the pandemic? How are we preparing and ensuring the safety of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)?

The Philippines is far from economic recovery because of COVID-19. The possibility of war will further hurt us. We may have to repatriate many of our OFWs. How should we ensure the safe passage of our OFWs without risking the spread of the virus? How do we prepare the health sector for this? Can we negotiate these developments without causing fear and panic?

In this special UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar, titled, “Giyera sa Panahon ng Pandemya: Apektado Ba Tayo?”, we take a break from clinical discussions and zoom out to look at the bigger global security picture and how that could affect us in the middle of a pandemic. The episode will air on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 12 pm to 2 pm.

We will hear perspectives from Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña, UP Law Professorial Lecturer on constitutional law, Former Dean of the Ateneo School of Government, and Former Environment Undersecretary. Dr. Juan Ma. Pablo Nañagas, former PGH Director and Health Undersecretary, and Dr. Daniel Lising, Global Health Expert of the UP College of Law, will also be speakers in this program.

Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, Senior Adviser of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UP PGH, will deliver the opening remarks.

Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, UP Manila Chancellor, will give the synthesis and closing remarks.

Register here and join us as we explore more updates about health and the pandemic as we come to a better understanding of current global events vis-à-vis COVID-19.

The UP “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.