CoMo Philippines

CoMo Philippines

The Oxford Modelling Group for Global Health (OMGH) is developing model structures to estimate the impact of potential mitigation strategies. By changing the input data and parameter values, the models can be adjusted to represent a national or subnational setting. In addition, a user friendly application and interface is being developed to enable widespread utility.

The COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo Consortium) was created by researchers at the University of Oxford and Cornell University. The CoMo Consortium is partnering with infectious disease modellers and public health experts from over 40 countries in Africa, Asia and America. The CoMo Consortium uses a participatory approach to provide decision-making support to policymakers, using evidence from epidemiological and economic models adapted to each country’s context.

The CoMo Philippines group is the Philippines country team that is supporting the use of the model specific to the Philippines as part of the CoMo Consortium.

Recent Posts

Applying sentiment analysis on IATF resolutions

In this blog post, we explore the use of sentiment analysis to assess emotional intent of words within the IATF resolutions. This is in line with our project on the use of text analysis and topic modelling techniques for analysis of policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

Creating text data from IATF resolutions for use in text analysis

We developed covidphtext, an R package that facilitates creation and structuring of text data from the resolutions issued by the Philippine Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

The COVID-19 Modelling (CoMo) Consortium Model

The CoMo Consortium modle is an age structured susceptible - exposed - infectious - recovered (SEIR) model with infected compartments stratified by symptoms, severity and treatment seeking and access.



Use of text analysis and topic modelling in policy analysis

A case study on the impact of epidemiologic models on government policy and response to COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

Infectious disease modelling and policy

The utility and impact of epidemiological models in the development of policy and formulation of interventions during an epidemic. The case of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

Applying the CoMo Consortium model to the Philippines

The COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo) in the Philippines

COVID-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo)

The COVID-19 pandemic modelling in context

Our Team

We are a collective of Filipino pubic health professionals - educators, practitioners and scientists - working in partnership with relevant Philippine government officials in generating robust scientific evidence to guide the COVID-19 pandemic response.



John Robert Medina

Team Leader

Health science research, Statistical data analysis, Research design



Ernest Guevarra


International public health and nutrition, Public health and nutrition in humanitarian settings, Spatial epidemiology, R statistical package development


Chris Mercado


Infectious disease epidemiology, Spatial analysis for public health, Public health surveillance