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.
To plot information on the COVID-19 outbreak in the Davao Region, the UP Mindanao COVID-19 Modeling Team has created a web-based platform for tracking COVID-19 cases, dubbed “COVID-19 Insights.”
The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) has been designated by the Department of Health as one of its COVID-19 referral hospitals for the National Capital Region in line with UP’s mandate as a public service university.
The University of the Philippines (UP), together with the ASEAN University Network (AUN), co-hosted the AUN’s 2nd International Health Promotion Conference, with the theme, “Moving towards Healthy Universities in Asia”, on August 20-21 at the Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
Q. What are the warning signs of an impending stroke or heart attack?
Cabral:These warning signs are late in coming. When you see a warning sign, it’s too late already. You should instead prevent these warning signs by keeping the blood pressure under control, not smoking, eating a balanced diet, and exercising as much as you can tolerate. Just live a healthy life; that is the best way of preventing strokes and heart attacks.
“Addiction is a national issue. We have to partner with many organizations to provide a more meaningful perspective on addiction in this country. Emphasis has been placed on the criminal or police aspects of the problem. Of course there are issues that need to be resolved by the police, but we would like to view it more as a social and health problem that needs to be addressed,” explained by Dr. Armando C. Crisostomo, UP Manila Vice Chancellor for Research and chairperson of UP Manila’s Technical Working Group on Addiction Science.
Learn more about UP Manila and Development Academy of the Philippines’ response to the glaring problems arising from addiction, particularly illegal substance abuse in the country.