PNHRS AT A GLANCE

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.

Opportunities

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

PNHRS Week

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.

OUR LATEST NEWS

10 Jul 2018 10:05 - Lemuel Basierto

The Department of Health (DOH), through its AHEAD (Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions) strategy, aims to inform the health sector’s global and national administrative and legislative policy agenda, create an equitable and enabling environment [ ... ]

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01 Jul 2018 11:22 - Lemuel Basierto

JASTIP-Net aims to strengthen the Japan-ASEAN research collaboration network, widen and deepen the coverage of JASTIP within the ASEAN region, and seek new collaborations for developing capacities, fostering partnerships and growing new endeavors into [ ... ]

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28 Jun 2018 06:10 - Lemuel Basierto
PCHRD’s #HatawAgham4 highlights importance of healthy lifestyle


In its aim to promote healthy lifestyle, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) spearheads the conduct of #HatawAgham4 on 19 July 2018 at the World Trade Center Manila.

Hataw Agham, part of the National Science and Technology [ ... ]

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27 Jun 2018 06:36 - Administrator
Mental Health Law encourages R&D on mental health


The country celebrates the approval of the Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036 after it was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on 21 June 2018.

Before the law, the Philippines belonged to the one quarter of countries in the world without [ ... ]

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26 Jun 2018 09:32 - Administrator
‘Balik Scientist’ Law enacted, strengthens implementation of DOST’s BSP


Science and technology sector celebrates another success with the President’s signing of the “Balik Scientist Act” on 15 June 2018.  The Republic Act No. 11035 strengthens the implementation of the Balik Scientist Program (BSP) of the Department [ ... ]

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26 Jun 2018 09:29 - Administrator

Pasay City, METRO MANILA- It’s that time of the year again for the science community!

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on 17-21 July 2018 at the World Trade Center (WTC).

With [ ... ]

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REGIONAL NEWS

29 Jun 2018 03:22 - Administrator
DOH RO2 conducts benchmarking activity to EVHRDC


With great honor and pleasure to serve fellow advocates on health research, the Eastern Visayas Health Research & Development Consortium (EVHRDC) welcomed participants from the Department of Health Regional Office No. II for a Benchmarking Activity [ ... ]

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29 Jun 2018 03:14 - Administrator
Nutrition stakeholders ready for whole month celebration


Palo, Leyte- “The sustained support and commitment expressed by the various stakeholders promises a successful celebration of this year’s nutrition month and the realization of our efforts to accelerate and improve the overall health and nutrition [ ... ]

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25 Jun 2018 11:29 - Administrator
Healthy living


Department of Health (DOH) Nutrition Program Manager, Felicita Borata and National Tuberculosis Program Nurse Coordinator, Caryl Lapriza share some health information particularly on the Importance of Breastfeeding and the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis, [ ... ]

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21 Jun 2018 12:31 - Administrator
2018 Call for Research Proposals


The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Research and Development Committee (R&D) is now calling for research proposals that aims to address pressing and current health concerns in the region.

At least Php 500,000 [ ... ]

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21 Jun 2018 11:25 - Administrator
Dugong bigay, dugtong buhay


The Department of Health (DOH) Region 8 in coordination with the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), conducts blood donation activities today in celebration of the World Blood Donor Day.

The bloodletting is being held at the Sagkahan Community [ ... ]

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18 Jun 2018 20:25 - Administrator
Dr. Bantog, newly appointed regional director of DOST-CAR


Dr. Nancy A. Bantog
 took her oath of office as the new Regional Director of the Department of Science and Technology - Cordillera Administrative Region on June 13, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. The ceremony coincided [ ... ]

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HEALTH RESEARCH VIDEOS

NUHRA 2017-2022

Dr Iris Thiele Isip Tan

Dr Belen Dofitas

Dr Phyllis Awor

Dr Francois Bonnici

YOUR SHARED STORIES

WHO scientist to speak at PCHRD 36th yr celebration
05 Mar 2018 07:04

Dr. Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization’s (WHO) scientist, will deliver the keynote address at the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development’s (PCHRD) 36th anniversary celebration [ ... ]

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Agapay project develops robotic arm prototype for stroke patient rehab
29 Jan 2018 01:33

The Agapay Project has developed a robotic device to provide accessible healthcare options to all Filipinos.

The initiative by De La Salle University to design and develop cost-effective robotic exoskeletons [ ... ]

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DLSU student develops robotic arm for stroke rehab
18 Jan 2018 02:43

An engineering student from De La Salle University (DLSU) has developed a wearable robotic arm that can be used in the therapy of stroke and accident victims. 

Paul Dominique Baniqued told ANC's Future [ ... ]

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PHL Science dept bares 5 major achievements in 2017
08 Jan 2018 01:10

Research and technology assistance are the major highlights of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for 2017.  Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) [ ... ]

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Pinoys with COPD urged to join landmark study on the disease
07 Nov 2017 02:36

Lung specialists urged Filipinos living with a progressive condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to take part in a “landmark” five-year study that is seen to yield important, [ ... ]

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Unilab’s Sekaya inaugurates Laguna plant for natural medicinal products
23 Jun 2017 02:27

United Laboratories, Inc. (Unilab), the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in the Philippines, announced that its affiliate, the Sentrong Katutubong Yaman (Sekaya), is tapping into the country’s [ ... ]

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Thorny fish
17 May 2017 07:05

Yes, the title sounds strange, an example of the kind of inappropriate machine translation that you get on the internet. The Filipino “tinik” can mean plant thorns or fish bones, but you can’t say [ ... ]

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In our hands
08 May 2017 06:26

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial’s recent announcement that half of 12 million hypertensive Filipinos are unaware of their condition and are therefore “walking time bombs” indicates the great need for [ ... ]

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Sira-sira Store: ‘Bisag saging’ life is tolerable
05 May 2017 07:12

“BISAG saging, basta labing” is a Cebuano phrase that makes light of the pain of want. It means something like, “even if we only have bananas to eat for as long as we have love, everything will be [ ... ]

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Research-to-policy gap still a challenge in PH
18 Apr 2017 00:01

The Philippines should adopt policy-driven health priorities to better utilize the research being done in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) stressed in a recent forum.

Although the country’s [ ... ]

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Fast food health risks rapidly rising in Asia, PH
17 Apr 2017 00:58

Asia-Pacific is at a risk of poor nutrition as modern trade policy opens the region to a flood of ultra-processed food and drinks, according to a study published in Globalization and Health, a conclusion [ ... ]

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Approval of medicinal marijuana bill eyed in June
03 Apr 2017 00:26

Approval of the medicinal marijuana bill before the end of the first regular session of the 17th Congress in June is being eyed by its author, Isabela Rep. Rodito Albano.

Albano said he would exhaust all [ ... ]

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RxBox paves new way for better health in Caraga
24 Mar 2017 01:36

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23  -- Caraganons living in rural and remote areas can now have better access to the government’s healthcare services and can even get advice from healthcare experts across the country. [ ... ]

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PH health innovations to see wide use in 2017 – DOST
09 Feb 2017 02:53

Five health technologies that will greatly improve the delivery of public health services have been developed in the Philippines in the past year, and will see widespread use throughout the country this [ ... ]

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DOST launches InfoSerbilis on agency services
09 Feb 2017 02:51

MANILA,  Jan. 23 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched a communication campaign aimed to create a unified information delivery service that would improve the services of [ ... ]

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DOST, US’s NIH sign MOU to strengthen TB research
09 Feb 2017 02:50

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) will sign a memorandum of understanding with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) this [ ... ]

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DOST, US’s NIH sign MOU to strengthen TB research
09 Feb 2017 02:50

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) will sign a memorandum of understanding with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) this [ ... ]

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DOST-PCHRD for health
01 Feb 2017 01:52

ILIPINOS are not just good in singing, dancing, acting, boxing, and representing the country in international sports and contests. Aside from being talented, creative, and strong, Filipinos are also known [ ... ]

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development talks about remote diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment
01 Feb 2017 01:51

Information and communications technology is transforming healthcare through collaboration technologies, e-health records and through manifestations of the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

On 16th January, the [ ... ]

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Philippine gov’t supports 5 health technologies for nationwide rollout
01 Feb 2017 01:48

The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), the national coordinating body for health research, has unveiled five technologies that are [ ... ]

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