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PNHRS

Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS)

Anchored on the objectives of promoting, facilitating and coordinating health research activities to come up with a more coherent research agenda which connect to and converge with the wider health, economic, political, educational and S&T systems of the country, the DOST through PCHRD, 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 - National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH) joined as core agencies of the PNHRS.

With the PNHRS in place, PCHRD's role of coordinating health research and development activities in the country has been reaffirmed. As a core agency of the PNHRS, the Council provides the essential technical, financial and logistical support, in accordance with its mandate on research and enable the PNHRS to contribute to the attainment of national and global health goals.

The PNHRS programs are conceptualized and implemented along six areas:
(1) Research Agenda;
(2) Ethics;
(3) Capacity Building;
(4) Research Utilization;
(5) Resource Mobilization; and
(6) Structure, Organization, Monitoring and Evaluation.

The PCHRD Secretariat, headed by an Executive Director, serves as the PNHRS Secretariat. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the smooth implementation of programs and projects and exercise an oversight function over the PNHRS.

The Secretariat provides technical and administrative support to the Technical Working Committees, Steering Committee and the Governing Council in the following areas:

(a) Research and Development Management;
(b) Institution Development;
(c) Research Information, Communication and Utilization; and
(d) Finance and Administration

Regional Health Research System (RHRS)

The PNHRS framework is mirrored in all the regions of the country, forming a network of regional research consortia. The consortium set-up varies depending on the culture and resources of the region. Each regional health research system addresses concerns relating to its health research agenda, development of human resource, conduct of researches, and dissemination of research results, research utilization, resource mobilization, leadership and management.

Regional Health Research and Development Consortia

Region Consortium Name Year Established Lead Institution
NCR Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) 1984 University of the Philippines Manila
National Institutes of Health
(UP Manila-NIH)
CAR Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) 2008 University of the Philippines Baguio -  Cordillera Administrative Region
I Region I Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) 1989 Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMHMC) - Region 1
2 Cagayan Valley Health Research and Development Consortium (CVHRDC) 2006 Center for Health Development (CHD) - Region 2
3 Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC 2008 Department of Science & Technology (DOST) - Region 3
4-A Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A (HRDCR IV-A) 2008 De La Salle-Health Sciences Institute (DLS-HSI)
4-B MIMAROPA Health Research and Development Consortium (MHRDC) 2010 Palawan State University
5 Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) 2007 Bicol University (BICOL-U)
6 Regional Health Research and Development Consortium in Western Visayas (RHRDC-6) 1986 Western Visayas State University (WVSU)
7 Regional Health Research and Development Foundation-7 (RHRDF-7) 1987 Cebu Doctors University (CDU) - (rotating chairmanship)
8 Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) 1982 Center for Health Development (CHD) -  Eastern Visayas
9 Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research Development (ZCHRD) 2007 Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU)
10 Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorMinCoHRD) 2008 Center for Health Development (CHD) - Region 10
11 Region XI Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC-11) 1985 Regional Council for Research and Development (RECORD) Foundation, Inc.
12 Health Research and Development Consortium-12 (HRDC-12) 2007 Department of Science & Technology (DOST) - Region 12
CARAGA CARAGA Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) 2008 Center for Health Development (CHD) - CARAGA
ARMM ARMM Health Research Consortium (AHRC) 2007 Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao