According to the study participants, lackluster government response during the pandemic has exacerbated financial and livelihood issues. They have little money to buy food, medicines, or other necessities; most earn less than 15,000 pesos a month. \Despite receiving financial aid, 91.6 percent of participants reported that it was insufficient.
Whom the Philippines has assisted
Collaboration has been established between the Philippines and the United States to address the impact of COVID-19. The United States has pledged $22.6 million to help the Philippines respond to COVID-19. To combat the virus, the Philippines will receive additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with the help of this funding. Improving sanitation, hygiene, and water access will also strengthen the government’s health system.
Over 52,700 people have died from the COVID-19 outbreak, and over 3 million cases have been confirmed. There has been a reduction in TB testing and notification in the Philippines due to this virus that harms TB, HIV, and other diseases. The Philippine government has imposed a strict control regime to prevent further attacks. Despite these measures, the Delta variant is expected to spread further in the second half of the year.
The Global Fund supports philippine efforts to combat COVID-19. Thanks to the grant’s technical assistance, it will be possible for the country to improve its capacity for case management and testing. In addition, measures will be implemented in the Philippines to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on TB, malaria, and HIV. There are several ways to ensure patient compliance with treatment plans, including telemedicine, bidirectional testing, and digital tools. The Philippines’ case-finding capacity, as well as its transport system, will be improved.
Luzon has been placed under an enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19. Entry-exit borders must be strictly monitored, and mass tests must be conducted. In response to the pandemic, the government is guided by researchers from the University of the Philippines.
The United States supports the philippine efforts to contain COVID-19. USAID provides technical assistance to local governments and individual citizens to prevent disease outbreaks. Aside from disseminating COVID-19 guidelines nationwide, USAID supports the Department of Health in enhancing community access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Medical equipment and supplies have also been donated to the Philippines in response to COVID-19. In addition to providing 100 different ventilators to the country, the United States has also donated medical supplies.
What is the role of PNP CODA?
An organization run by the Philippine government, PNPCODA, disseminates Corona Virus information. In addition to educating police officers and civilians and administering a vaccine against the virus. Furthermore, it keeps a registry of all citizens who have been vaccinated and acts as a central repository for health data.
People interested in Coronavirus vaccinations can find excellent information on the PNP CODA website. A list of important health information, including vaccination information and contact details for PNP staff, is included in the document. Covid-19 vaccination records are also maintained on the site. Everyone can access and use the website for free. The health of the public is protected by it.
It resides at Camp Gen. Mariano N. Castaneda in Cavite, which is the headquarters of the Philippine National Police CODA. As a police force, it is responsible for protecting the country and its people from criminal activities and for enhancing the police’s image. PNP officers are evaluated on their behavior and character as part of the organization’s assessment process.
According to the Philippine government, COVID-19 is similar to the war on drugs in that the government uses brute force to wipe out the perceived enemy. The government also promotes the narrative that the Philippines must be “salvaged” from devastation because it is a divided nation.
Even so, COVID-19’s spread cannot be controlled by the Philippines’ public health system. As a result, the country’s national and global health security systems will be strengthened by developing a science-based public health response. A greater understanding of science will enable this to be accomplished.