The Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) is an integrated national framework for health research in the country. It is a convergence strategy that aims to promote cooperation and integration of all health research efforts and stakeholders in the country to ensure that research contributes to evidence-informed health policies and actions.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), with the Department of Health (DOH), established the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS), through a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on March 17, 2003. In 2007, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) joined as core agencies of the PNHRS.
A vibrant, dynamic, and responsible health research community working for the attainment of national and global health goals
To create and sustain an enabling environment for health research toward evidence-informed health and health related policies and actions.
PNHRS Core Agencies
• Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• Department of Health (DOH)
• Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
• University of the Philippines Manila (UPM)
National Unified Health Research Agenda
• Health Technology Development
• Health Financing
• Health Service Delivery
• Socio-Environmental Health Concerns
Regional Health Research System
The regions are at the helm of the PNHRS. The PNHRS framework is mirrored in all the regions of the country, forming a network of regional research consortia.
To date, the country has 17 Regional Health Research and Development Consortia.
Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week is celebrated every second week of August (Presidential Proclamation 1309, June 2007).