The Program Development Objective (PDO) of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project in the Philippines is to strengthen the Philippines' capacity to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.
The project consists of four components:
- The first component strengthens the emergency COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health care response. The aim of this component is to strengthen essential health care service delivery system to be able to respond to a surge in demand as a result of anticipated rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming months. It consists of the following three subcomponents: (i) Provision of medical and laboratory equipment and reagents; (ii) Provision of medical supplies, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medicines, and ambulance, and; (iii) Enhancing isolation/quarantine facilities.
- The second component strengthens laboratory capacity at national and sub-national level to support Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) Prevention, Preparedness, and Response.
- Component three is Implementation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. This component will support the Department of Health (DOH) as the implementing agency of the project.
- Component four is Contingent Emergency Response (CERC). In the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, the project will contribute to providing immediate and effective response to said crisis or emergency.