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TABANG PH: VISCANS RAISE FUNDS TO COVER PPE SHORTAGE IN LEYTE ISLAND
VSU students and alumni organized an initiative to raise funds to produce alternative personal protective equipment for frontliners and other vulnerable groups. Tabang PH, a civic engagement group formed by Viscans Jamie Faith De Veyra, Felix John Amestoso, Allen Glenn Gil, Kit Felian Tenio, Trishia Jade Acilo, and Weneline Balena initiated fundraising to produce alternative PPEs.
2020 Call for Proposals Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Initiative in HIV and Schistosomiasis
One of the strategic objectives of Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) for 2019-2022 is to strengthen the capacity of the network to support health research. To address this objective, the PNHRS Capacity Building Committee (CBC) created the Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Initiative which will integrate the capacity building efforts of the implementing agencies, regional consortia, and member institutions. Harmonizing the efforts in research capacity will result in better use of resources which will contribute to the development of evidence-informed health decisions, programs, and policies.
EVHRDC CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR CY 2020
DOST PCHRD Hotline

PALO, Leyte, June 20 (PIA) -- The Department of Health in Eastern Visayas (DOH-8) warned that if the trend continues,  there is a big possibility that COVID-19 cases in the region will double in two-weeks’ time.

In an Advisory, DOH-8 said when that happens, the health systems might be overwhelmed as patients will either be in a hospital or at a quarantine facility for 14 days which will also deplete resouces especially Human Resource.

To prevent this scenario from happening, the health department in the region is calling  for everyone’s cooperation. Adherence by everyone to health protocols is a must.

Adhere to the strict isolation and  quarantine protocols. Those who have symptoms must isolate themselves and quarantine those who are asymptomatic but with known exposure.  Those who belong to the vulnerable group or elderly, high-risk pregnancy and persons with comorbidities or pre-existing conditions, must be admitted to a health facility.

In order to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and to break the chain of transmission, everyone must be cautious, practice minimum health standards and adapt to the “New Normal” by practicing frequent hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, proper wearing of facemask, observing physical distancing for at least one meter, proper cough etiquette, and avoiding crowded places and mass gatherings or physical close interaction.

 

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