Dr. Jessie Dizon of the Philippine National Police Health Service gives an online lecture about Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Health
With the recent Taal volcano eruption and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Diploma in/Master of International Health (D/MIH) program of the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) organized a Let’s Talk it Over (LTiO) webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Health last 14 February 2020 which was also livestreamed at the UPOU Networks site.
Dr. Jessie Dizon of the Philippine National Police Health Service served as guest speaker. He discussed the basic concepts, principles, tools, and processes in the management of health emergencies and disasters. He also talked about the interventions being made at the national level to address the recent trends in disasters. Cross-cutting issues in health, human-induced disasters, gender mainstreaming, environmental protection, cultural sensitivity or indigenous practices, and rights-based approach were also tackled in his lecture.
Over 60 online viewers who are mostly students from UPOU participated in the webinar. During the forum, majority asked about the Taal experience and the battle against COVID-19. After the question and answer session, UPOU FMDS showed appreciation to Dr. Dizon through a certificate presented by Dr. Joane Serrano, UPOU Information Office Director and FMDS Public Service Committee Chair, Dr. Myra Oruga, D/MIH Program Chair, and Dr. Primo Garcia, FMDS Dean. (Jelaine Bagos)