DOH-10 goes online for COVID-19 information dissemination

DOH-10 aims to broaden its information drive in the region through the utilization of various mediums vs COVID-19 such as "The COVID-19 Chronicles”, a series of educational illustrations about the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak by An NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine publication, a Singapore based school of Medicine. (Screen grabbed photo)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–To further broaden the reach of the information campaign on coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 in the region, the Department of Health (DOH)–10 has embarked on going online in its campaign.

The first one, “The COVID-19 chronicles” created by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine which provides accurate information and education for the masses through a series of comic strips which visually narrate and describe the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The second website, FASSSTER (Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler / www. is a web-based disease modeling and surveillance platform from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, where-in the platform projects the real-time spread of the virus and its preventive and control measures in order to mitigate it.

In addition, the DOST in collaboration with various government agencies has also created TanodCOVID ( which is an SMS-based self-screening website that encourages the community to report their COVID-19 related symptoms to empower local government units to identify hotspots for suspected and probable cases.

“These websites will give definite and exact information about COVID-19 to the public in a more approachable manner, we want to maximize the utilization of other mediums and other forms of information dissemination in a more palatable way for the masses,” DOH-10 Health Education and Promotion Officer (HEPO) Aian Rebollido Caridad said.

DOH-10 aims to leverage on the tech-savvy generation in educating the public and spreading accurate information through online in order to promote COVID-19 health protocols and safety standards in the region. (VPSB/PIA10)

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