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;
(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