Strengthening health systems resilience using environmental surveillance for COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance in the Philippines

Environmental surveillance for emerging infectious diseases in the Philippines

Authors

  • Miguel Antonio Salazar Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Inc., Quezon City, Philippines
  • Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Aileen H. Orbecido Department of Chemical Engineering, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Ruth C. Abanador Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Michael Angelo Promentilla Waste and Chemicals Management Unit, Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Arnel B. Beltran Department of Chemical Engineering, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco Department of Civil Engineering, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Marilen Parungao Balolong Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2022.13.2.930

Abstract

COVID-19 has turned into a protracted emergency to Philippine urban populations. The pandemic can be an opportunity for the country to strengthen surveillance capacity through wastewater-based epidemiology for COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance. This capacity can translate to detection and monitoring for other emerging infectious diseases.

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Published

23-06-2022

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COVID-19: Perspective