Webinar #82 | “WILL WE EVER CONTROL COVID-19?”

The University of the Philippines
in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital
would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

December 10, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado
Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives
Republic of the Philippines

Dr. Enrique T. Ona, Jr.
Former Secretary
Department of Health

Dr. Annette M. David
Guam Dept. of Public Health and Social Services

Dr. Vivien Fe F. Fadrilan-Camacho
Associate Dean for Research
University of the Philippines Manila

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr.
Dean, College of Public Health
University of the Philippines Manila

Synthesis and Closing Remarks:
Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose
Deputy Director, Health Operations
Philippine General Hospital


Special Topic

Just when we thought we would be on a positive trajectory with less transmission and lower hospitalization rates – the identification of omicron as a new variant of concern, sent new waves of uncertainty and frustration throughout the world.

Will we ever control COVID-19? What can we learn from previous epidemics and pandemics that can help us build reasonable scenarios around what to expect? What are the public health measures needed to combat infectious disease in this day and age?

In this episode of STOP COVID DEATHS, public health expert Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado will reflect on what it will take to control COVID-19 using the lens of history and the perspective of public health – that entails looking beyond the bio-medical solutions to health problems but rather understanding the ecological and social context, political systems, culture and economics that drive infections and inequalities in health. Reactors will be Dr. Annette David, public health expert and active leader in the medical community of Guam, former Secretary of Health, Dr. Enrique “Ike” Ona, and UP Manila Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Vivien Fe F. Fadrilan-Camacho.

While this brings to close the STOP COVID DEATHS series for 2021, this topic paves the way and sets the tone for next year’s episodes of STOP COVID DEATHS.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected.
Together, we can STOP COVID DEATHS!

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