Healthscape Issue No. 45 (November 2022)




DOH, UP Manila jointly address gaps in HRH training for growing PH population

The Department of Health and UP Manila officials jointly reviewed current strategies and mapped stronger ones on human resource for health (HRH) education and training during the 2nd Curriculum Mapping of Public Health Competencies in the Health Sciences workshop on Nov. 11 and 12 at the Novotel Hotel, Quezon City. Read article

UP Manila-SHS Leyte midwife licensure exam topnotcher commits to serving unserved and underserved areas

Five graduates from the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health and Sciences (UPM-SHS) dominated the Top 10 of the November 2022 Midwife Licensure Examination (MLE).

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Preventing and reducing motorcycle accidents in PH 

Tackling the health and road safety of motorcyclists, TV UP aired another episode of the Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series entitled “Nagmomotor, Ligtas Ka Ba?” on October 21.  Read article

Fatty liver not a cause of COVID-19 deaths

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is quite common among diabetics at 57% prevalence rate. Left unchecked, NAFLD, now considered a multi-system disease, will eventually become Nonalcoholic teatohepatitis (NASH). 

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UP Manila celebrates twin milestones; honors outstanding achievers and loyal employees

At the commemoration of its twin milestones: the 40th UP Manila Day and 43rd year of its autonomy as the Health Sciences Center, UP Manila honored its nine Gawad Chancellor (GC) awardees, 92 service awardees, and 24 retirees, for their contributions and service to the university and country. Read article

UPM grad students’ researches on various health themes presented at the 5th GSC

A total of 47 researches that tackled varied health topics and issues were presented at the 5th and first hybrid Graduate Students’ Colloquium conducted by the UP Manila National Graduate Office for the Health Sciences (NGOHS) with the Graduate Management Team (GMT) on Oct. 26-27. Read article

UP Manila joins the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

The University of the Philippines Manila, which includes the Philippine General Hospital and its distant units School of Health Sciences (SHS) in Baler and Tarlac, participated in the 4th Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on Nov. 10. In SHS Tarlac, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office also conducted a brief orientation of the drill. Read article

Highlight on visual impairment among Filipino Children

According to Dr. Leo Cubillian, ophthalmologist and director of the UP Manila National Institutes of Health’s Philippine Eye Research Institute, around two million Filipinos are visually impaired. The most common cases are cataracts, uncorrected errors of refraction, and problems of vision brought on by diabetes complications. However, with many people left undiagnosed, the actual prevalence could be more.  Read article

Dr. Berba is one of the Most Influential Filipina Women in the World 

Dr. Regina Pascua Berba, head of the PGH Hospital Infection Control Unit (HICU), is one of the Filipino Women’s Network (FWN) Most Influential Filipina Women in the World for 2022 in the Innovators and Thought Leaders Category. Read article

UPCD becomes first dental school in PH to use computer-based virtual reality

The University of the Philippines Manila College of Dentistry (UPCD) marked a new era in dental education as it became the first and only school in the country to incorporate computer-based virtual reality (VR) simulation to train future dentists. Read article

Gawad Chancellor Awardees for 2022

Eight individual members and a student organization were conferred the UP Manila Gawad Chancellor award on Oct. 28 for outstanding contributions to the university, health community, and country. The conferment was held as part of the celebration of the 40th UP Manila Day and 43rd Health Sciences Center Autonomy. Read article