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From zero to over a thousand molecular tests a day

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Recognizing the scarcity of molecular testing on the Island and with the concern that the number of tests needs to be increased to lessen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and its Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) program have joined forces in a collaboration with CienciaPR, Yale, and a group of academic scientists under the COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Working Group.  This effort seeks solutions to existing barriers to conducting molecular testing for SARS-CoV-2 with an initial goal of exceeding 1,000 tests p

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Global Index Gives Low Marks to Access to Information in Puerto Rico

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After an analysis of the new Access to Information and Open Data Laws, the Global Right to Information Rating (RTI) would place Puerto Rico in 87th place out of 128 countries

New aid for researchers is added to respond to COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust will grant up to $10,000 for research and specific solutions in public health in the communities, as well as projects that advance telehealth on the Island.

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Symptom tracking is vital to control contagion of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

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Executives from Ponce Health Sciences University and the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust explain how the COVID-19 Epidemiological Surveillance System can help save lives on the Island

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$500,000 in grants for projects that help mitigate the situation of COVID19 in Puerto Rico.

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust opens a grant fund for researchers to help find solutions to the COVID-19 situation on the Island.

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Para la Naturaleza presents the documentary History Map - an inventory of damages suffered in historic zones as a result of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico

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$500,000 grant to start programs of Telemedicine and Telehealth in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) and the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) have initiated a pilot project to establish Telemedicine and Telehealth programs in Puerto Rico. It consists of the purchase of specialized equipment that will allow remote health services to be offered in the Castañer communities in Lares, Florida, Rincón, Arroyo, Las Marías, Maricao and Culebra.

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ACHÚ, a book to educate children about COVID-19 in a simple and fun way

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), was given the task of developing the “Achú” Activity Book, to educate children about the new Coronavirus COVID-19. The book was created with the idea of ​​raising awareness in children, in a simple and fun way, of the world’s reality in relation to this disease, which is already considered a global pandemic, and nobody is exempt from it.

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STEM en tu Pueblo arrives in Ponce

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In a collaboration of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and its STEM Education Program with the Ángel Ramos Foundation, STEM and virtual reality workshops will reach communities in the most affected areas of the Southwest.

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