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.


28 Oct 2016 00:51 - Super User
Call for Application: Next Generation Scientist Program

Next Generation Scientist Program by Novartis and University of Basel

At Novartis, our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare [ ... ]

Latest News
21 Oct 2016 00:06 - Carla P. San Diego
e-Asia Project Implementation workshop tackles influenza and TB in Asia

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) hosted the e-Asia Project Implementation Workshop on Pulmonary Diseases induced/associated with Influenza and Tuberculosis in Asia [ ... ]

Latest News
19 Oct 2016 01:53 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
DOST celebrates biotech week, PCHRD to host health forum

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), along with other government agencies, will celebrate the 2016 National Biotechnology Week (NBW) on 21-25 November 2016 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), Department [ ... ]

Latest News
12 Oct 2016 01:16 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
PCHRD MD-PhD scholars pass recent board exam

METRO MANILA- The first batch of scholars of the MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine Program passed the recent physician board exam held 10 September 2016. 

Results from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last 21 September 2016 showed that Maria [ ... ]

Latest News
06 Oct 2016 03:39 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
PCHRD Executive Director, elected as next PhilAAST President

ALABANG, Muntinlupa City- Dr. Jaime Montoya, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), is the newly elected president of the Philippine Association for the Advancement [ ... ]

Latest News
06 Oct 2016 02:28 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
PCHRD-supported convention acknowledges contribution of UPLB alumni in agriculture

ALABANG, Muntinlupa City- Dr. Antonio Laurena, an alumnus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Agriculture, consistently pursued researchers for the improvement of economically important crops in the country. In a recent convention [ ... ]

Latest News

Be part of our media community