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.


29 Nov 2016 07:55 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
PCHRD holds Health Forum 2016, turns the spotlight on HIV, drug discovery and nutrigenomics

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA- As part of the 12th National Biotechnology Week (NBW), the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) held the Health Forum 2016 at Sulo [ ... ]

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29 Nov 2016 03:26 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
DOST holds 2nd Balik Scientist Program (BSP) Convention, tackles agriculture, industry, and health researches

PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA- Filipino research efforts received another major boost as the three councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted the 2nd Balik Scientist Program (BSP) Convention on 18 November 2016 at Hotel Jen Manila.

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23 Nov 2016 06:12 - Jessica Marie R. Suerte
PCHRD-DOST empowers local researchers to do research on disaster risk reduction

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development - Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST) conducts workshops in different regions of the country to encourage and capacitate young researchers on frameworks for conducting disaster health [ ... ]

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18 Nov 2016 02:23 - Carla P. San Diego
OL Trap tech among R&D 100 Awards finalists

The Ovicidal/Larvicidal (OL) Trap System, a local technology that targets the control of the dengue-causing Aedes aegypti population, was chosen as one of the R&D 100 Awards finalists by the R&D Magazine in their October 2016 Special Issue.

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16 Nov 2016 06:01 - Ladylove May B. Baurile
Central Visayas Consortium holds health research conference; emphasizes importance of communication in health research

TALAMBAN, CEBU CITY- As part of the 2016 Central Visayas Health Research and Innovation Conference, communicators including writers, journalists, communication professors, videographers, and bloggers from Cebu met for the first time in a meeting of health [ ... ]

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09 Nov 2016 01:34 - Carla P. San Diego
Siquijadnons opt for herbal home cures vs. modern medicine

Residents of communities surrounding Mt. Bandilaan, the highest peak in Siquijor island, prefer self-medications and folk healers than a visit to the doctor when seeking medical cure.
In a study led by Dr. Josel B. Mansueto, Dean, College of Arts and [ ... ]

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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.

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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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DOST holds 1st S&T Caravan in Pangasinan
02 Nov 2016 07:43

SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan, September 16 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the local government of San Fabian, is holding a Science and Technology (S&T) Caravan [ ... ]

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