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.


15 Jul 2021 00:52 - Christine Jane Gonzalez
14th PNHRS Week to highlight health R&D in the new normal

Now on its 14th year, the annual Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week will showcase health research and development in the new normal in the upcoming virtual celebration scheduled on 9-13 August 2021.

Using a combination of live and pre-recorded [ ... ]

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07 Jul 2021 01:08 - Christine Jane Gonzalez
Call for Interested Parties: Development of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) research network

Pursuant to the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, all health technologies that the government will implement and cover shall undergo health technology assessment (HTA). This aims to ensure the rational utilization of various health technologies that will [ ... ]

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22 Jun 2021 08:05 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

Virgin coconut oil supports faster recovery from signs and symptoms of COVID-19, based on a study funded by the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD).

The project entitled “The Beneficial [ ... ]

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31 May 2021 03:27 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Health (DOH) will support a research which will look into the possibility of mixing and matching different COVID-19 vaccine brands and platforms through a study involving 3,000 Filipino [ ... ]

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22 Apr 2021 06:47 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) recognizes the vital role of the research mentor who selflessly shares knowledge and skills, instills values and attitudes, and inspires those [ ... ]

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15 Apr 2021 07:53 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) together with the Department of Health (DOH) organized an online Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training program in preparation for the conduct [ ... ]

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22 Jun 2021 07:56 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

On June 1-4, 2021, a 4-day training entitled The Basic Research Methods Training was conducted via Zoom attended and conducted by the member institutions of Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium. It aims to provide basic knowledge [ ... ]

Regional Updates
22 Jun 2021 07:55 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The Commission on Higher Education – Regional Office 1 (CHED-RO1) and CHED Office of Planning, Research and Knowledge Management (OPRKM) conducted an Online Orientation-Seminar on the Establishment and Accreditation of Research Ethics Committee (REC) [ ... ]

Regional Updates
22 Jun 2021 07:54 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The DOST - RHRDC XI is now calling applicants for its 4th Mentorship Program. This program aims to empower local researchers, encourage them to submit research proposal and pursue studies for human welfare.

The program is composed of three (3) modules, [ ... ]

Regional Updates
04 Jun 2021 03:19 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

The EVHRDC Awards is presented to researchers in Region 8 to recognize significant contributions to knowledge related to health. The awards will have two (2) categories: the Distinguished Health Researcher Award and the EVHRDC Outstanding Novice Researcher [ ... ]

Regional Updates
04 Jun 2021 03:15 - Christine Jane Gonzalez
Practical Research in the Service of Public Health

The Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD) in partnership with the Ateneo de Zamboanga University held the 4th session of the Research Utilization Webinar Series last 28 May 2021. The session was titled 'Practical Research in [ ... ]

Regional Updates
22 Apr 2021 07:33 - Christine Jane Gonzalez

MARY JOY B. SANDE, R.N., RM., MN., PhDNEd, a Bicol University College of Nursing professor and Bicol HeaRT (Health Research Training) Batch-2 scholar of Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) is the region's representative who won [ ... ]

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13th PNHRS Week Celebration

12th PNHRS Week Celebration

Dr Iris Thiele Isip Tan

NUHRA 2017-2022

Dr Phyllis Awor

Dr Francois Bonnici

Dr Belen Dofitas


National Lung Month: Tuberculosis as a persistent health concern in the Philippines
20 Sep 2019 02:25

Tuberculosis claims more lives than HIV/AIDS.
Despite being a preventable and curable disease, tuberculosis or TB kills an average of 70 Filipinos daily according to the Department of Health.  It is considered [ ... ]

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CDO hosting national research summit
08 Aug 2019 02:23

CAGAYAN de Oro City will be hosting the 13th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration which happens every second week of August.

The PNHRS is designed to hold parallel and plenary [ ... ]

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