VIDEO: Resilience Knowledge Exchange Series Session 1: Setting-Up Community Quarantine Facilities

Given the context of continuously rising COVID-19 cases in the country and the immediate need to address hospitals’ surge capacity, the Moving Urban Poor Communities Toward Resilience (MOVE UP) Project, with its success in piloting and replicating alternative temporary shelter (ATS) systems as an urban resilience strategy, will build a 40-bed Community Quarantine Facility (CQF) in Malabon City from late May to mid-June. The CQF will help augment and increase the capacity of hospitals and other medical infrastructures in the area by servicing suspected cases and those with mild COVID-19 symptoms. The ATS System, originally intended to address the lack of dignified space and shelters for internally displaced families affected by disasters, can serve as base model for designing CQFs. MOVE UP, together with its technical partner for shelter United Architects of the Philippines – Emergency Architects (UAP-EA), intends to present replicable models built on practical design criteria (robustness, affordability, scalability, range of application, and speed of construction) for local government units (LGUs) and communities that need facilities for isolation and quarantine.


This video is the recording of the first-ever session of the Resilience Knowledge Exchange Series or RKES.