This webinar discusses the profile of Filipino health workers abroad, particularly nurses, and the impact of COVID 19 on their welfare and working conditions. It also presents the policies initiated by the Philippine government for overseas Filipino workers in the light of the pandemic. This webinar critically looks at the discourse of heroism surrounding health workers and how this resonates with the Filipino discourse of bagong bayani for Filipino migrant workers. In the end, such labels legitimate their “suffering and sacrifice” and the ways they have long been the frontliners of health systems in the Philippines and in host countries.
This webinar is organized by APRU Global Health Program and
Date and Time
Friday, June 26, 2020
11 am (Sydney)/10 am (Tokyo/Seoul)/9 am (Hong Kong/Beijing)/8 am (Bangkok)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
6 pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
This webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
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The views, information, or opinions expressed during webinars are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the series.