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

18 Sep 2018 17:30 - Lemuel Basierto
September is Blood Diseases Month


Know the common blood diseases and nutrients for healthy blood

Blood plays important functions for the body. Composed of plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets, blood circulates through our body and transports oxygen and nutrients to [ ... ]

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18 Sep 2018 17:27 - Lemuel Basierto

“Learning does not end after graduation. It is a continuous journey that only those with receptive minds and humble hearts can embark on.” A practical advice from Dr. Arturo Dela Pena, Chief Executive Officer and President of St. Luke’s Medical Center [ ... ]

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05 Sep 2018 17:23 - Lemuel Basierto

Misdiagnosis of parasitic infections remains a challenge in the Philippines, particularly in remote areas where medical technologists (MTs) may lack capacity on diagnostic parasitology. This is further complicated by the lack of a formal referral system [ ... ]

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04 Sep 2018 01:24 - Administrator
Influencing health policy: Experiences of health research champions


With the goal of increasing awareness of the Research Utilization Committee (RUC) members from the region on barriers and opportunities in translating research into policy and strategies to affect change on current policy environment of the regional consortia [ ... ]

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31 Aug 2018 07:43 - Ana Ciaren H. Itulid
Top digital marketing strategist shares five lessons in designing collaterals effectively


For communication collaterals to be effective, there are important principles one has to follow. Ms. Monika Ortega of Inventive Media, a top web developer and digital marketing strategist, shared five important lessons during the 12th Philippine National [ ... ]

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24 Aug 2018 02:22 - Lemuel Basierto
6 Facts about Breastfeeding


Pursuant to the Republic Act 10028, otherwise known as the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, we celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month during August every year to raise awareness and further promote breastfeeding in the country.

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REGIONAL NEWS

19 Sep 2018 09:51 - Administrator
CLHRDC joins the 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week

In its continuing effort to reach out to more people and communities in the countryside to promote the activities and projects of the consortium, the CLHRDC joined in the Regional Science and Technology Week held on August 1-3, 2018 at the Bulwagan ng [ ... ]

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19 Sep 2018 09:39 - Administrator
Standardization of Training Modules Used in Basic Research Methods Courses Conducted by RHRDCs

Earlier this year, during the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS)-Capacity Building Committee (CBC) meeting, one of the identified initiatives that the committee should undertake is the development of standard training materials. Thus, the [ ... ]

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13 Sep 2018 17:44 - Administrator
Training Modules in Research Methods Courses Standardized


CEBU CITY- All Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDC) attended the Regional Consultation on the Standardization of Training Modules Used in Basic Research Methods Courses commissioned by DOST-PCHRD led by Dr. Ophelia M. Mendoza in collaboration [ ... ]

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13 Sep 2018 17:44 - Administrator
Training Modules in Research Methods Courses Standardized


CEBU CITY- All Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDC) attended the Regional Consultation on the Standardization of Training Modules Used in Basic Research Methods Courses commissioned by DOST-PCHRD led by Dr. Ophelia M. Mendoza in collaboration [ ... ]

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12 Sep 2018 18:05 - Administrator
Launching of Philippine Anti Cavity Campaign (PACC)

DepEd Regional Office VIII launched the Philippine Anti Cavity Campaign (PACC) last September 11, 2018 at Leyte Division, particularly at Dagami South Central School. This was started as a program with 1000 pupil recipients. The occasion was graced by [ ... ]

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05 Sep 2018 17:56 - Administrator
  Basic research methods module standardization regional consultation


The objective of the said workshop is to unify the regional consortia to use a standardized module for teaching health and health-related researches on the basic research methods. This initiative was a result of the PCHRD Capacity Building Committee Meeting [ ... ]

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HEALTH RESEARCH VIDEOS

12th PNHRS Week Celebration

Dr Iris Thiele Isip Tan

NUHRA 2017-2022

Dr Phyllis Awor

Dr Francois Bonnici

Dr Belen Dofitas

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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