COVID-19 Academic Crisis Response Consortium

An information and policy portal on the COVID-19 crisis response in the Philippines

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FEATURE

The Fight Against COVID-19:
Lessons from Taiwan

Last April 24, 2020, the Academic Crisis Response Consortium, a collaboration among the Ateneo Professional Schools, the AIM Zuellig School of Development Management, and the DLSU Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance, held Part 1 of a series of Best International Practices, titled “The Fight Against COVID-19: Lessons from Taiwan.”

The webinar featured best practices from selected countries, along with insights and experiences shared by international experts and policymakers, leading the fight against COVID-19.

The Fight Against COVID-19:
Lessons from Israel

Last May 15, 2020, The Academic Crisis Response Consortium (ARC), a collaboration among the AIM Zuellig School of Development Management, the Ateneo Professional Schools and the DLSU Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance, held Part 2 of a series of Best International Practices, entitled “The Fight Against COVID-19: Lessons from Israel.”

The webinar featured best practices from selected countries, along with insights and experiences shared by international experts and policymakers, leading the fight against COVID-19.

About

The COVID-19 Academic Crisis Response Consortium (covid19arc.ph) is a collaboration among several academic institutions including the Ateneo School of Government, the DLSU Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance, the ASMPH Center for Research and Innovation, and the AIM Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management in support of a whole-of-nation approach to fight COVID-19. The portal aims to be a one-stop-shop that features processed data and crisis response information, analyses by various experts and thought leaders, and synthesis of local and international good practices. It offers a platform for a collaborative and multi-disciplinary analysis of the COVID-19 crisis response efforts in the Philippines and worldwide that can be used to support public sector efforts.

Over the next few weeks, the team will expand, modify, and update the information on this website. Please visit as often as you can and let us know how this site can be more helpful.

EXPERTS

RONALD U. MENDOZA, PHD

Ateneo School of Government

Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza is the dean of the Ateneo School of Government at Ateneo de Manila University.

From 2011 to 2015, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Executive Director of the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. Prior to that, he was a Senior Economist with the United Nations in New York. His research background includes work with UNICEF, UNDP, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and several Manila-based non-governmental organizations.

Manuel M. Dayrit, MD, MSc

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit is an Adjunct Professor and former Dean of Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Dayrit served as Secretary of Health (Minister) of the Philippines from 2001 to 2005 when the Department of Health (DOH) was recognized for its effective implementation of disease control programs (including for SARS, dengue, tuberculosis, and vaccine-derived polio); the implementation of the health sector reform agenda which included widening the use of generic medicines; and the broadening of access to social insurance (PhilHealth) by indigents. Under his leadership, the DOH was cited among the top-performing government agencies.

From 2005 to 2012, he was Director of the Department of Human Resources for Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. The WHO Code on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was developed during this time and adopted by Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the Commission on Social Determinants of the World Health Organization.

Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go, MD

Asian Institute of Management

Dr. Hartigan-Go is an Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management where he also serves as School Head for the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management. He has more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, professor, and manager of health programs. He holds Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

From 2015–2016, Prof. Hartigan-Go served as the Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Health. He was also Director General for the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration (2012–2014), and Manager of the Philippine National Drug Policy Program (1999–2001).

In 2006, Prof. Hartigan-Go served as member of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety for six years and has held faculty positions at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

Ador Torneo, PhD

De La Salle University

Dr. Ador R. Torneo is a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance (JRIG) of De La Salle University-Manila. He is a development and governance practitioner with extensive experience in capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and public policy research in the Philippines, the ASEAN region, and South Korea. He is the convener of the De La Salle University JRIG – Covid-19 Community Research, Response, and Solutions Volunteers. The group is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals that collect, compile, and share relevant information, analysis, and solutions for immediate, medium-term, and long-term COVID-19 related issues and challenges faced by local governments and communities based on research, best practices, and innovations.

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