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

15 May 2018 10:05 - Administrator
Celebrate hypertension awareness month this May

Hypertension is considered as the number one contributing risk factor for global deaths, causing strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular complications. The month of May is declared as the “National Awareness Month” to prevent and control this [ ... ]

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26 Apr 2018 16:08 - Administrator
5 facts you need to know on Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, passed on from mothers, which affects the blood’s ability to clot. The World Hemophilia Federation estimates that about 10,000 Filipinos have hemophilia, with about 1 million suffering from Von Willebrand disease and [ ... ]

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26 Apr 2018 09:57 - Administrator
Researchers meet to discuss new model for accurate TB detection


The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development held a forum on the TB Filipino Impact Testing (FIT): Impact Assessment of Diagnostic Algorithms and Tools for Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR-TB) and Drug Sensitive Tuberculosis (TB) in the Philippines last [ ... ]

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19 Apr 2018 14:34 - Administrator
PCHRD to highlight health programs and techs at Nat’l R&D Conference

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) Executive Director, Dr. Jaime C. Montoya will lead the presentation of the accomplishments in health research and development at the 3rd National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) [ ... ]

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19 Apr 2018 14:12 - Administrator
BIOTEK-M bags gold medal at Salon International des Inventions de Genève

BIOTEK-MTM Dengue Aqua Kit , a Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) assisted technology, was one of the gold awardees during the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva [ ... ]

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10 Apr 2018 14:26 - Administrator

In Zumarraga town in Samar, an Inter-island Health Referral System - Strengthening through one facility, one health service boat project was adopted to address access barriers to women in need of facility-based deliveries. Dr. Katerina Nono-Abiertas, [ ... ]

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REGIONAL NEWS

18 May 2018 02:28 - Administrator

The No. 1 Contributing Risk Factor

for global health is raised blood pressure - causing strokes, attacks, and other cardiovascular complications.

10 MILLION

lives are lost each year needlessly due to elevated blood pressure

ONLY HALF

of people with [ ... ]

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17 May 2018 10:54 - Administrator
Researchers undergo writeshop for proposal preparation

Baguio City --- With the intention to capacitate the health researchers of the consortium’s member institutions in terms of writing a winning project proposal, a Dual – Phase Writeshop Series on Project Proposal Preparation was mounted lately by the [ ... ]

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07 May 2018 10:13 - Administrator

MMHRDC 2nd International Symposium "Food Fortification in Universal Healthcare"

When: May 24-25, 2018
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, M. Adriatico cor. Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines

General Objective:
To highlight collaborative partnerships in health [ ... ]

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02 May 2018 11:01 - Administrator
Caffeine might help people with heart troubles, research says

Review suggests coffee and tea drinkers might have a lower risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias. Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles. New research has linked caffeine consumption from the two popular drinks [ ... ]

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27 Apr 2018 13:35 - Administrator

The Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) is invites proposals for the 3rd Annual Central Visayas Health Research and Innovation Conference. With the theme, "Research and Innovations: Linking Theory and Practice," the [ ... ]

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26 Apr 2018 18:49 - Administrator
BRET for REC in Region IV-A

To help the members and potential members of the Research Ethics Committee (REC) understand the basic principles in research ethics, the Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A (HRDCR IV-A) Committee on Ethics headed by Dr. Anacleta Valdez [ ... ]

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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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