The PNHRS, through its four implementing agencies, funds research proposals that are aligned with the research priority topics under the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA).

Committed to provide the Filipino people with a responsive health system, financial risk protection, and better health outcomes, the DOH funds researches that address priority topics based on the Health Systems Research Management.

DOST through the PCHRD funds researches that address priority topics on technology development, health service delivery, and research ethics.

CHED fund researches that address priority topics on health education.

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PNHRS gives recognition to an individual or study group for their exemplary research efforts, or contributions in enhancing health research capabilities.

The Alberto G. Romualdez Jr. Outstanding Health Research Award, is a biennial award given to an individual researcher or research group whose research work has been translated to policy and practice. The award is given in two categories: biomedical and health services research.

Another biennial award, the Best Mentor in Health Research aims to recognize and reward the vital contributions of mentors in health research. Awards are given to four cluster winners from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and National Capital Region and one national winner.

With co-funding from Gruppo Medica, Inc., PNHRS also recognizes the innovative research work on herbal medicine undertaken by undergraduate students. It is awarded annually to studies that have potential for practical or commercial applications. The award provides motivation for students to view undergraduate thesis not merely as an academic exercise, but as an excellent opportunity to contribute to the national agenda.

Every PNHRS Week celebration, the Oral Research Paper Presentation and Poster Exhibit Contest is conducted to showcase the completed research projects conducted by the member-institutions of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDC). The RHRDCs serves as a vital structure that links together regional institutions engaged in or with interest in health research activities that impact on regional as well as national health needs.

Journal Writing Workshop for Health Researchers

The National Medical Writing Workshop for Health Researchers, is conducted twice a year to help Filipino researchers in the health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing a scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal.



PNHRS Week Every second week of Augus, the Philippine National Health Research System Week is celebrated by virtue of Proclamation No. 1309. Following the proclamation, PNHRS yearly conducts the PNHRS Week Celebration in different regions of the country, designed to hold parallel and plenary sessions, regular forums, and focus group discussions to promote a smoother exchange of health research and related information among concerned stakeholders.

National Health Research Forum for Action
Aside from the PNHRS Week that is celebrated every second week of August, the DOH also conducts every year its National Health Research Forum for Action (NHRFA) which aims to encourage the exchange and dissemination of public health research. Since its launch, the NHRFA has evolved to become a unique gathering of key experts and stakeholders in the health sector that share the common vision of achieving better health outcomes for all Filipinos.