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

At least Php 500,000 in funding support from the Regional Research Fund of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will be used to support researches spanning National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) includes:Drug Discovery and Development,Development of Diagnostic Kits for Priority Diseases,Genomic and Molecular Technology,Functional Food,Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices and Chronobiology.And for Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA):Local Governance,Health Needs of Special Group,Bio-medical Research and Climate Change.

Interested proponents are expected to submit their research proposals in capsule or full blown on or before June 30, 2017. The Following format is required for the submitted proposals: (1) Project Title, (2) Project Leader, (3) Significance of the Proposal, (4) Methodology, (5) Expected Output/s and (6) Line Item Budget.

Proposals should be sent to Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga c/o Mariano Marcos Memorial hospital and Medical Center or be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For other queries, you can also reach Ms. Ranga @ 09308817266 or 077- 617-1517.

Call for Proposals for EVHRDC Funding

Tacloban City, February 24, 2017 --- The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) is geared towards generating more research outputs that will promote Health policy formulation, enhance health program performance, as well as improve clinical practices in various hospitals and health Institutions in Eastern Visayas.

In this context, the “Call for Proposal Forum” was spearheaded by the DOH-RO8, in collaboration with the EVHRDC on February 23, 2017, Villa Lolita Apartelle, Tacloban City and was attended by 46 representatives from various hospitals and medical institutions in the region.

The activity commenced with an orientation on EVHRDC, and updates on approved and funded health research projects as of December 31, 2016, which was presented by Ms. Joy Sunneth Bacalla. The call for proposals, emphasizing on the format and process flow of the capsule proposals to be submitted, was discussed briefly by Ms. Joyce Hebreo.


The forum was indeed successful, and considered as a venue to promote EVHRDC, as most of the participants knew for the first time that a dynamic consortium existed. The activity also lit a fire of encouragement for each participants to formulate health related projects. Participants were encouraged to submit their capsule proposals on or before June 30, 2017 and address the submission to Dr. Menirva P. Molon, Regional Director, DOH-RO8, or to the Secretariat, EVHRDC, c/o DOST Regional Office No. 8, Government Center, Palo, Leyte.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Lucia P. Dauz, EVHRDC Coordinator, Ms. Joy Sunneth Bacalla, Science Res. Specialist (SRS) of DOST8, at cellphone no.09954882395 or at telephone no. (053) 323-7110, OR Mr. Leonido B. Olobia, RMC Chair, and Ms. Joyce Hebrio, Nurse II of DOH RO8, at cell number 09751401847.

The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the search for the BEST MENTOR in HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD for the year 2017.

This award aims to recognize the excellence in mentorship that instills passion among researchers, redounding to enhance relevance and productivity in health research.It also aims to reward mentors in health research who have built the capacities of researchers in the health sector and and in the process, propelled significant advances in the Philippine National Health Research System's (PNHRS) thrusts as identified in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

The search is open to all Filipino Citizen, at least a holder of master's degree, actively involved in mentoring researchers/students or colleagues for at least five (5) years, has a good tract record as a researcher in terms of publication,product development of policy formulation,professionally involved in health research activities either as a research program/project leader, principal and co-principal investigator,mentor/adviser/trainer, or author/co-author and actively involved in health research activities such as conduct of research training and extension work, paper presentations, fund generation,research promotion and networking,research agenda setting and capacity-building activities.

Winners are ineligible for subsequent nominations.

The deadline for submission of entries is not later than February 20, 2017 to the R1HRDC (Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium) secretariat Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga at telefax no. (077) 792-3133 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Qualified nominees will be reviewed and shorlisted by the consortium before it will be forwarded to PCHRD.

A copy of guidelines and recommendation form were sent to your respective institution/agencies for your reference.