O.S.A. Helpdesk to aid UPOU students in time of COVID-19 outbreak

OSA Helpdesk

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Office of Student Affairs (OSA) launched an online tool to respond to the concerns of UPOU students amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the Offering Sincere Advocacy (O.S.A.) Helpdesk

O.S.A. Helpdesk is part of UPOU’s response to COVID-19 safety and awareness. OSA Helpdesk urges UPOU  students to report their needs and concerns not just in relation to academic matters but also concerns related to their mental health. 

UPOU OSA, mandated to provide information, advice, and guidance regarding the students’ psychosocial, financial, emotional and academic needs and concerns, shall forward concerns to appropriate people to ensure that these are addressed as soon as possible. 

Inquiries or requests related to their office may be sent to osa@upou.edu.ph or thru the OSA SMS Hotline 0929-8181996.

Written by Anna Canas-Llamas

Edited by Joane V. Serrano

Graphics by Lovelyn P. Petrasanta


On June 5, 2020 (Friday), 12NN, Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, former Secretary of Health, Medical Volunteer at the Quezon Institute COVID-19 Community Isolation Facility, and Head of the Philippine Red Cross Biomolecular Laboratories, will talk about “Supportive Care for Mild Pneumonia in Community Isolation: The Quezon Institute Experience” at the 7th UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar series.

Interested parties can sign up for the next webinar at bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar7.

This series of webinars is conducted by the University of the Philippines, in partnership with the National Telehealth Center and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, to promote the highest possible standards of care for COVID-19 patients and also to seek to protect the entire health system against COVID-19.
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