PSPHP releases Version 2 of Recommendations for Community-Based Management of COVID-19
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The Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians (PSPHP), Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes (AIHO), and the Foundation For Family Medicine Educators, Inc. (FAMED) released the Version 1 of the 4-Part Recommendations for Community-Based Management of COVID-19 (CBMC) for LGUs on March 29, 2020. The recommendations outline an LGU-led approach towards an empowering, person-centered response. Each module clearly states the objectives, key messages, and target audience. Slides are mostly practical and intuitive to impart.
Through a partnership with the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), the materials were piloted by AIHO in three provinces through a series of webinars. Version 2 is enhanced by actual experiences and invaluable feedback from the Local COVID-19 Task Force of the three provinces Bataan, Agusan Del Sur and Aklan. Developed by a team of public health professionals who complement each other’s expertise and enhanced by implementors’ feedback, this version incorporates normative framing, essential checklists, and case scenarios. It was also updated with policies and resources, focusing on principles that can withstand the changing COVID19 evidence landscape.
Given the potential of the materials to facilitate alignment and streamline response COVID-19 local response, Regional Offices, Provinces, and LGUs are highly encouraged to endorse the materials.
Basis of the Recommendations:
- Operation LISTO, Local Government Unit Disaster Preparedness Manual For City And Municipal LGUs, 2018
- Manual of Operations on Health Emergency and Disaster Response Management, DOH 2015
- DILG MC 2020-023, Amended Guide to Action Against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease, Feb 6, 2020
- DOH DM 2020-0123, Interim Guidelines on the Management of Surge Capacity through the Conversion of Public Spaces to Operate as Temporary Treatment_and Monitoring Facilities for the Management of Persons Under Investigation and Mild Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), March 16, 2020
- DOH DM 2020-0108, Guidelines for Management of Patients with Possible and Confirmed COVID-19, March 16, 2020
- Operational Guide from the Philippine Medical Emergency Team (PMAT)
- PSMID Interim Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Adult Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Infection, Ver. 2.0, March 26, 2020
- PSMID-PSPHP Unified COVID-19 Algorithms, April 6, 2020
- Various WHO documents on COVID-19
- PAFP Consensus Guidelines for Community-Oriented Healthcare During a COVID-19 Epidemic, April 2020
- The SPHERE Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, 4th edition, 2018
- Feedback from various public health societies and networks (PSPHP, AIHO, MHOs & DTTBs)
- DOH DILG JAO No. 2020-0001 Guidelines on Local Isolation and General Treatment Areas for COVID-19 cases (LIGTAS COVID) and the Community-based Management of Miid COViD-i9 Cases
- Version 1 Release News
- Unified COVID-19 Algorithms (News Release)
- LIGTAS COVID Floorplan
- DOH-DILG Joint Administrative Order 2020-001
The PSPHP-AIHO Community-Based Management for COVID-19 Core Team
The PSPHP-AIHO technical working group recognizes the direct and indirect efforts of its network in the inception of the primary care guidelines:
1. Feedback synthesis from the DOH Health Care Workers Viber Group (>12,000 members) through the help of UP College of Medicine volunteers
2. Volunteer Municipal Health Officer and Doctor to the Barrio reviewers, former and current, representing different levels of the health system from GIDAs to cities and provinces
3. Volunteer health systems experts, Dr Albert Domingo, Dr Michael Caampued
4. For the LIGTAS COVID Floorplan, the Palafox Architecture Group, Inc., especially Ar./EnP Felino Palafox Jr, Ar. Emil Pinaroc, Ar. Madelline Joy Ritarita, Ar. Artlheene Rivera, EnP. Antonito Miguel Ramos, Healthcare Practice and Policy Management representative Teddy Dizon, RN, and Dr Shirly Pador.
5. Convenors and volunteers of the Public Health Communications Advisory Network (PHCAN), especially Mr. Zak Yuson, Atty. Marco Sardillo, Mr. Dan Matutina, and Dr. Kathy Reyes, as well as the artist group led by Prof. Corinne Romabiles
6. The Association of Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines (AMHOP)
7. Maternal and child health experts from Kalusugan ng Mag-ina, Inc., Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre and Dr Donna Capili
8. Members of the Asia Pacific Center for Evidence-based Healthcare, Dr Antonio and Leonila Dans
9. Foundation For Family Medicine Educators, Inc. (FAMED), Dr Leilanie Nicodemus, Dr Ma Teresa Tricia Bautista, Dr Guia Limpoco, Dr Ma Elinor Alba-Concha and Dr Zorayda Leopando
10. Zuellig Family Foundation especially Mr John Ruzel Abadiano, Dr Heidee Buenaventura, Ms Rosarie Gabuya, Dr Catherine Chung, Dr Angeli Comia, Dr Jenilyn Ann Dabu, Ms Mel Domingo, Dr Tonyboy Faraon, and their team behind the scenes.
11. Governors, Mayors, Provincial and City/Municipal Health Officers, and Local COVID-19 Task Force teams of the provinces of Bataan (Hon. Governor Albert Garcia, Dr Rosanna M. Buccahan and Team), Agusan Del Sur (Hon. Governor Santiago B. Cane, JR, Dr Jacqueline Momville and Team) and Aklan (Hon. Governor Gov. Florencio T. Miraflores, Dr Leslie Ann Luces and Team)
Non – prescriptive, Non – restrictive, Living document
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