Developing Philippines’ Roadmap in Strengthening Climate-Smart and Disaster-Resilient Health Systems

Inclusive sustainability and resilience are mutually reinforcing concepts that our 2018 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship, Prof. Dr. Michael A. B. Promentilla has been striving to grow for his country, the Philippines.

 

Dr. Promentilla giving speech in The 10th National Convention & General Assembly of the Society of Environmental Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SEEP) and Advanced Capacity Building Workshop.

 

In his mission of spreading the knowledge on how the Philippines could create climate-smart and disaster-resilient health systems, Dr. Promentilla has been invited to many international conferences, one of them being “The 10th National Convention & General Assembly of the Society of Environmental Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SEEP) and Advanced Capacity Building Workshop” that was enacted by the Society of Environmental Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (SEEP) at De Lasalle University, Philippines. In the conference Dr. Promentilla had the opportunity to share his knowledge on the latest trends and development in environmental engineering and had the chance to connect with distinguished like-minded academicians and practitioners.

 

Dr. Promentilla with his colleagues in addressing the latest trend in environmental engineering

Throughout his journey, Dr. Promentilla has also had a chance to incorporated with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development in developing a research roadmap and strengthening research network toward climate-smart and disaster-resilient health systems. The research roadmap and network aims to strengthening the Philippines’ health sector and its operational basis in comprehensively addressing the challenge of fluctuating global temperature that results in increasing challenges of population health in the nation.

 

Dr. Promentilla in The ASEAN S&T Fellowship Programme 2018/2019 Orientation and Communication Workshop

 

Through establishing the framework and networks, hopefully it could help guide Philippines’ decision-makers in prominent area of health sectors including emergency management, sanitation, water security, and nutrition management. Whereas such framework could also be implemented in the international level of analysis that could focus on the funding dimensions through participating countries of initiated work-programme.

 

Story and photos: ASEAN Foundation and Prof. Dr. Michael A. B. Promentilla

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