LCC, Experts to Weigh in on LGUs’ Health Issues Amid Pandemic

The Liveable Cities Philippines and the League of Cities of the Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom and KonsultaMD, is set to hold the third session of the Liveable Cities Labs that  will focus on “Digital Transformation in a Post-GCQ World: Building Healthy Cities and Municipalities.”


As the end to the COVID-19 pandemic remains nowhere in sight, and the crisis continues to create an impact on almost all countries in the world, the session aims to help cities and municipalities face health challenges. 


Some cities have become epicenters of the pandemic, which intensified the spread and transmission of the virus with their dense population and transport networks. In the Philippines, LGUs play crucial roles in stopping the spread of the respiratory disease.


In order to equip LGUs and stakeholders further, the session will provide additional and timely information from experts on how to address these challenges in the new normal. Cholo Tagaysay, Chief Operations Officer of KonsultaMD, will join Sacha Bootsma, Technical Officer on Health Emergencies of World Health Organization (WHO); Dr. Eric Tayag, Director of Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service of Department of Health (Philippines); and Dr. Gia Sison, Head of Women's Wellness Center of Makati Medical Center. KonsultaMD  is a subscription-based telehealth service that’s available 24/7, allowing access to skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who can provide safe medical assessment and advice on basic healthcare and proper medication. It is operated by Global Telehealth, Inc., a joint venture of 917Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, and Mexico’s Salud Interactiva.


The panel  will discuss best practices and experiences on how a city or municipality and its people can work together to strengthen its community-based health services throughout the pandemic, and to move to recovery and beyond to fully create healthy and resilient cities. Likewise, the webinar will also underscore how new solutions through the use of innovation and technology can help in beating the pandemic.


The Liveable Cities Labs is a series of webinar sessions to gear up cities with knowledge and insights for designing better solutions for their communities. The third Liveable Cities Lab on Building Healthy Cities and Municipalities will be on 19 August 2020 (Wednesday), 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up at:  https://bit.ly/LCC3HEALTH.


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