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DOST-PCHRD initiates building an ASEAN network, aims to strengthen health research in DRR

July 31, 2018
"With only few countries which have established global health research communities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in health in the ASEAN region, there is a need ...

PCHRD showcases health innovations at NSTW 2018

July 31, 2018
16-21 July, Pasay City - With the theme "Science for the People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity," this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2018 highlighted science, techn ...

Mosquito-repellant baby clothes

July 23, 2018
Shoo mosquitoes! Yes, your babies will now be spared from mosquito bites with the innovative technology of mosquito-repellant baby clothes developed by the Philippine Textile Research Institute of t ...

NSTW 2018 fetes "STI for Collective Prosperity"; PCHRD to highlight new technologies in health

July 16, 2018
Pasay City, METRO MANILA- It's that time of the year again for the science community! The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on 17 ...

AghamBayan features outcomes of PCHRD-supported projects

July 04, 2018
Twelve notable outcomes from projects supported by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) were featured at AghamBayan Technology and Innovations Festival on 20 June 2018 at ...

4th Healthcare & Social Media Summit highlights impact of social media in work, education, research

July 02, 2018
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, in partnership with the health advocacy social media group #HealthXPh, held the 4th Healthcare and Social Media Summit on 9 June 2018 ...

PCHRD's #HatawAgham4 highlights importance of healthy lifestyle

June 28, 2018
  In its aim to promote healthy lifestyle, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) spearheads the conduct of #HatawAgham4 on 19 July 2018 at the World Trade Center M ...

Mental Health Law encourages R&D on mental health

June 27, 2018
The country celebrates the approval of the Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036 after it was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on 21 June 2018. Before the law, the Philippines belon ...

D.O.S.T.: All-around policy approach means better health for Filipinos

June 24, 2018
In Photo: National Scientist Ernesto Domingo and PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya Story & photos by Edd K. Usman / Special to the BusinessMirror In order to improve the hea ...

June is Dengue Awareness Month

June 08, 2018
According to the Department of Health (DOH), a total of 131 827 dengue cases were reported in 2017 which was 36.9 percent lower than the cases recorded in 2016. Although this is a considerably lower ...

International experts discuss food fortification at MMHRDC Annual Scientific Conference

June 06, 2018
Dr. Visith Chavasit, Professor at Mahidol University–Thailand, Dr. Drajat Matianto, Vice Rector of Bogor Agricultural University–Indonesia, and Dr. Enrique Ostrea Jr., Professor at Wayne State Unive ...

Newborn screening: Science saves lives

June 05, 2018
In Photo: Officials of the Department of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines System lock arms to signify their partnership and collaboration on research and development to p ...

Celebrate hypertension awareness month this May

May 15, 2018
Hypertension is considered as the number one contributing risk factor for global deaths, causing strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular complications. The month of May is declared as the "Na ...

Researchers meet to discuss new model for accurate TB detection

April 26, 2018
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development held a forum on the TB Filipino Impact Testing (FIT): Impact Assessment of Diagnostic Algorithms and Tools for Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR-TB ...

5 facts you need to know on Hemophilia

April 26, 2018
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, passed on from mothers, which affects the blood's ability to clot. The World Hemophilia Federation estimates that about 10,000 Filipinos have hemophilia, with abou ...

Boat referral system connects remote communities to maternity units

April 12, 2018
In Zumarraga town in Samar, an Inter-island Health Referral System - Strengthening through one facility, one health service boat project was adopted to address access barriers to women in need of fa ...

WHO Scientist advocates community involvement in health research

April 04, 2018
WHO Scientist Dr. Bernadette Ramirez gave emphasis on the importance of participatory research in health during her keynote speech at the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development 36t ...

Call for Proposals: PhilHealth STUDIES

March 27, 2018
PhilHealth STUDIES: Informal Economy Segmentation Study PhilHealth and PCHRD, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), are inviting researchers (affiliated with research organizatio ...

Call for Nominations: ASPIRE Prize 2018

March 23, 2018
The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education ("ASPIRE") is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific resear ...

March is Rabies Awareness Month

March 23, 2018
Rabies remains to be a public health problem in the country, accounting for 200 to 300 deaths each year. With the declaration of March as Rabies Awareness Month (Republic Act 1948), the Philippine C ...

WHO Scientist to deliver PCHRD@36's Keynote Address

February 23, 2018
PROGRAM UPDATE- Dr. Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization's (WHO) Scientist, will deliver the keynote address for the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development's (PCHRD) 36th anni ...

2019 Invitation to Nominate for King Faisal International Prize for Medicine

February 15, 2018
The General Secretariat of King Faisal International Prize is pleased to Invite you to nominate for the year 2019 Prize for Medicine in the field of: Bone Biology and Osteoporosis CONDITIONS:1- Nom ...

Achieve a Healthier Body and Soul this Lent

February 15, 2018
Researches support and confirm that certain diets could offer genuine health benefits. As we celebrate the start of Lent, let us look at the health benefits that comes with the different practices w ...

Latest research funding and mobility opportunities for researchers in ASEAN

February 09, 2018
The latest information on research funding and mobility calls open to researchers based in ASEAN can be found in our EURAXESS ASEAN Flashnote. For daily updates on funding opportunities please follow ...

TDR Global is launching a 3-month mobilization on gender equity in health research

February 09, 2018
TDR Global is launching a 3-month mobilization initiative on gender equity in health research! The aim is to enhance women's position in health research and to address the impact of gender on infecti ...

Starting the Year Right! The RxBox Project on the Go!

February 06, 2018
The Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) RxBox1000 Project Regional Management Team, in cooperation with the Department of Health (DOH) Region 1 and University of the Philippines- National ...

10 Small Steps to a Healthier Heart

February 02, 2018
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of deaths in the world accounting to 17.7 million people dying of the disorder of the heart and blood vessels every year. Though a leading glo ...

Call for Proposals: Brunei Research Council Industrial Research Grant

February 02, 2018
Announcement from the Brunei Research Council (BRC) of Brunei Darussalam regarding the Call for Proposals for Brunei Research Council Industrial Research Grant which will be opened from February 2018- ...

CHRDC gears up toward a stronger health research culture

January 31, 2018
Representatives from member-institutions of Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) agreed on strengthening its efforts on health research development and promotion after reviewi ...

PhilHealth Call for Proposal

January 30, 2018
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSAL The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHe ...



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