Reyes-Tolosa of GS presents research on COVID environmental contamination

Thomasian graduate student Ms. Karen G. Reyes-Tolosa (MS Microbiology candidate) presented her research at the 6th Global Public Health Conference (GLOBEHEAL) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from February 23 to 24, 2023, through a hybrid platform.

As one of the successful researchers accepted to join the roster of 106 oral presentations, Reyes-Tolosa virtually presented her work on “The Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Contamination on Cellphones of Asymptomatic Healthcare workers from a COVID-19 Testing Facility in the Philippines” in Session 28: Infectious Diseases and Prevention. The paper tackles the impact of environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2.

With the theme “Building Bridges for Future Public Health Preparedness and Response”, the two-day conference had 28 sessions were organized according to topics that included: 1) Women, gender studies and gender-based violence; 2) Women, maternal, infant and child health; 3) Psychological well-being and mental health; 4) Miscellaneous Health and Safety; 5) Nutrition, Food Security; 6) Environmental Health; 7) Occupational Health; 8) Infectious Diseases and Prevention; 9) Other Disciplines; 10) Non-communicable Disease; 11) Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare services and education; (12) Primary Healthcare; and (13) Occupational and Environmental Health.

The annual conference is organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) partnered with University of Malaya in Malaysia.

TIIKM Managing Director Mr. Isanka P. Gamage welcomed both physical and virtual participants. In his message, he emphasized that the true value of knowledge acquisition will only be realized when this knowledge will reach more people and related his message to this year’s conference theme focusing on the need to build bridges and networks among the participants.

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