National Unified Health Research Agenda

NUHRA serves as the country’s template for health research and development efforts specifying the areas and topics needed to be addressed in a 5-year scope.


Find out how you can participate in the health research-related opportunities of the four implementing agencies.


By virtue of Proclamation No. 1309, the PNHRS Week is celebrated every second week of August.

Regional Health Research Systems

The regional health research consortia in all the regions of the country mirror the PNHRS framework at the regional level

Philippine Health Research Ethics Board

PHREB is the national policy making body in health research ethics.

Monitoring Tool

To ensure that the system is more responsive and inclusive, the PNHRS Monitoring Tool was developed.

Implementing Agencies

Four institutions commit to support PNHRS to achieve its vision of creating a vibrant, dynamic and responsible health research community.

Technical Working Committees

The six TWCs were aligned with the research themes based on the country’s health needs.

PNHRS Milestones

Take a look at PNHRS accomplishments since its inception.


23 Jan 2017 03:27 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
4 PCHRD grant/scholarship services that health researchers should take note

Engaging in health research activities and promoting research results are definitely a must for health researchers in the country.

This is why, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), as the national coordinating body for health [ ... ]

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20 Jan 2017 08:23 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
4 PCHRD information services that researchers should know

Want to learn updates on dengue? Want to read some indigenous practices on health?

Whether you’re a professor, student, health researcher looking for grant and/or information, or simply a person who wants to learn something new, take note of these four [ ... ]

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17 Jan 2017 00:33 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
5 health technologies that will make you proud as a Filipino

Filipinos are not just good in singing, dancing, acting, boxing, and representing the country in several international sports and contests. Aside from being talented, creative, and strong, Filipinos are also known for being smart and innovative people.

As [ ... ]

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13 Jan 2017 06:05 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
10 ways to be healthy this 2017 according to experts and research

New year, new life! Whether you’re done plotting your New Year’s Resolution or not, we’re very sure that being healthy is one of your priorities for 2017. Some of you might be thinking of losing weight while some maybe the opposite. Some of you might [ ... ]

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29 Dec 2016 07:45 - Carla P. San Diego
TB research consortium eyed in PH

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has partnered with the US National Institutes of Health on the possible establishment of the Regional Prospective Observational Research [ ... ]

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13 Dec 2016 07:10 - Carla P. San Diego
PCHRD, to hold Medical Writing Workshop for young researchers in Region 2

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with DOST Cagayan Valley Region, will conduct the 11th National Medical Writing Workshop and 4th Writeshop for Young Researchers [ ... ]

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DOST allocates P10.4M for RxBox project
16 Jan 2017 00:43

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is deploying RxBoxes to provide better access to life-saving health care service in remote communities in the region.

DOST regional project staff for RxBox [ ... ]

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DOST-PCHRD calls for applicants, nominations for AROHRA
16 Jan 2017 00:39

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 13 January 2017 (PIA) - - -The Department of Science and Technology – IX (DOST-IX) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is now accepting applicants, nominations [ ... ]

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Telehealth medical devices to be released Q1 of 2017
16 Nov 2016 06:34

SOME RxBox devices will be doled out in the first quarter of 2017 following the implementation of the project Roll Out of 1,000 RxBox Telehealth Device in Selected Rural Health Units in the Philippines.

The [ ... ]

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P4.2 million for health researches in Western Visayas
09 Nov 2016 02:50

Iloilo City — An estimated P4.2 million in funding will go to the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC).

Consortium Manager Lerma dela Llana said the funding for regional [ ... ]

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GIS-based analysis of dengue cases in Baguio City launched
03 Nov 2016 02:44

BAGUIO CITY  – Engineer Nathaniel Vincent Lubrica on Friday said a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based analysis of dengue cases in Baguio City will be utilized from October 2016 to October 2017 [ ... ]

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Secretary De la Peña briefs PMDP participants on DOST programs and projects
03 Nov 2016 02:41

The latest batch of MS Molecular Medicine scholars signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) during their course orientation on 27 [ ... ]

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