Read our latest policy and technical briefs on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the Philippines.

Created by the joint study team of EpiMetrics Inc. with the University of the Philippines College of Public Health, and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Policy and Technical Briefs

  1. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Activities

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 2. Is ECQ Working? A COVID-19 Monitoring and Evaluation Guide for Government Response. 23 March 2020

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 7. How will we know if the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) has been effective? A technical guide. 30 March 2020

  2. Community Mitigation Measures

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 3. Social vaccine: A Review of Community Mitigation Interventions for Social Immunity. 23 March 2020

  3. Medical Countermeasures: Diagnostic Devices, Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Respiratory Devices

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 4. Casting a wider net: A Rapid Review of Surveillance Strategies Against COVID 19. 23 March 2020

    Technical Brief Vol 2, Issue 1. Reducing COVID-19 Deaths Vaccination of Persons with Comorbidities. 7 January 2021

    Technical Brief Vol 2, Issue 2. Understanding COVID-19 vaccines and adverse events. 25 January 2021

  4. Health Care System Preparedness and Response Activities

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5. Empowered Devolution: The COVID-19 Preparedness and Response System

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5H. Empowered Devolution: The COVID-19 Preparedness and Response System (Handout).

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5M: Empowered Devolution: Scenario Materials Guide for Doctors to the Barrios. 30 May 2020

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 9: COVID-19 Response Checklist for LGUs. 30 June 2020

    Technical Brief Vol 2, Issue 3: Increasing the Sensitivity of the COVID19 Hospital Surge Capacity Indicators. 11 May 2021 NEW

  5. Domestic and International Response Policy, Incident Management, Partnerships and Capacity Building

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 6. Contain, not detain: Best practices in Country Solutions Against COVID-19. 23 March 2020

    Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 8. A Nudge in the Right Direction: How to Encourage Protective Behavior Against COVID-19. 30 May 2020

Summaries/Cross-domain

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 1. Summary of Recommendations. 24 March 2020

Policy Brief Issue 1. Rapid Policy Recommendation to the Philippine COVID19 Response Attaining Coherence in a Decentralized Low-Middle Income Country Healthcare Setting. 24 March 2020

Manuals:

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5M: Empowered Devolution: Scenario Materials Guide for Doctors to the Barrios. 30 May 2020

Appendixes:

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 3A. A Monitoring and Evaluation Guide for Government Response to COVID-19. Appendix. Summary of Case Studies

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5A. Empowered Devolution: The COVID-19 Preparedness and Response System. Appendices only.

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 5H. Empowered Devolution: The COVID-19 Preparedness and Response System (Handout).

Technical Brief Vol 1, Issue 9A: COVID-19 Response Checklist for LGUs. 30 June 2020. Appendices only.

Design and layout by Ingrid Espinosa and Krisia Misa. Copyreading by Celine Villanueva for issues 8 and 9.

John Q. Wong, MD, MSc

Technical Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Krizelle Cleo Fowler

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Viviane Cen Apostol

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Denise Castro, MD MBA

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Joanne Abigail R. Pamin, MD MBA

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Christine Ingrid M. Espinosa

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Carlo Emmanuel L. Yao, MD MBA

Team Lead, EpiMetrics Inc.

Erin Jay G. Feliciano

Team Lead, ASMPH

Arianna Racquel S. Abundo

Research Team, ASMPH

Michael B. Agoncillo

Research Team, ASMPH

John Rafael Y. Arda

Research Team, EpiMetrics Inc.

Joshua Joel F. Cahatol

Research Team, EpiMetrics Inc.

Stephanie Anne L. Co, MD MBA

Research Team, EpiMetrics Inc.

Kim Carmela D. Co, RN MSc

Research Team, UP CPH

Roxanne B. Coronel

Research Team, ASMPH

Maria Teresa O. Dela Cruz

Research Team, ASMPH

Angelica Anne Latorre, MPH

Research Team, UP CPH

John Robert Medina

Research Team, UP CPH

Carlos Diego S. Mendoza

Research Team, ASMPH

Krisia Denise Misa

Communications Team, EpiMetrics Inc.

Maria Patricia M. Nitura

Research Team, ASMPH

Paul Adrian Pinlac, MD MPH

Research Team, UP CPH

Ana Karina Sesbreno

Research Team, ASMPH

Margarita B. Simbulan

Research Team, ASMPH

Adrianne Mei L. Uy

Research Team, ASMPH

Celine Villanueva

Communications Team, EpiMetrics Inc.

Morisson Ezra O. Wong Gonzales

Research Team, EpiMetrics Inc.