Underlining the importance of participatory approach in health governance to ensure the achievement of Universal Health Care (UHC), Dr. Alberto Romualdez, President of the Culion Foundation Inc. and the former Secretary of the Department of Health, introduced the Health Secretary’s Cup and Health Talk Series during the 6th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week celebration.

UHC, or the Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP), is a government mandate that aims to ensure affordable and quality health benefits for every Filipino by allocating adequate resources to health in terms of health human resources, health facilities, and health financing.

 
Dr. Jaime C. Montoya receives the Lingkod Bayan Award.

Every year, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) confers the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award to individuals or group of individuals whose extraordinary contributions in public service has made nationwide impact.

“Sila ang mga Pilipinong tumatawid mula sa pagiging lingkod-bayan, tungo sa pagiging isang lingkod-bayani. (They are the Filipinos who transcend their role of humble public servants into public heroes),” said President Benigno S. Aquino III, as he conferred the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award to eight outstanding public officials  last September 19, 2012 in Malacañan Palace.

Call for Papers

13th National Forum on Health Research for Action

 Manila, Philippines – November, 2012

 

Theme:          Kalusugan Pananalisik para sa Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP 4 KP)

 

The Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Department of Health will be conducting the 13th National Forum on Health Research for Action (NHRFA) on November  8-9, 2012 to be held in Manila, Philippines. The goal of this forum is to present evidence that can lead to concrete policy actions that will speed up the achievement of Kalusugan Pangkalahatan.

 

Authors are invited to submit research studies/papers for presentation in the forum. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Achieving Kalusugan Pangkalahatan
  • Resolving Inequities in Health
  • Institutionalizing and enhancing the Health Systems

-          health financing

-          service delivery

-          policy, standards and regulation

-          governance for health

-          human resources for health

-          health information

  •  Innovating on health technologies that support  health-related MDGs, neglected diseases and others
  • Documenting reports or accounts of innovative health projects/programs management in local and international settings

 

INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES:

  1. Submit an abstract (300-500 words) and executive summary (2-3 pages) to:

Email:              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / PCHRD

Office:             Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

                        2nd F/ Bldg. 3, San Lazaro Compound

                        Department of Health, Sta. Cruz, Manila

  1. The Executive Summary must include the following:   a)  Introduction/ Rationale;   b) Objectives of the Study;  c) Research Questions;  d) Sampling and Methodology;  e) Results and Findings; f)Conclusions and Recommendations

 

3.   Include the following additional information relative to your submission:  a) name; b) position/ profession; c) office; d) contact numbers and address;  e) year study started and completed;  f)  Key messages or keywords  

 

  1. The Selection Committee will review and approve your submission no later than October  15, 2012
  2. Deadline for submission of research or paper entries is until October 5, 2012.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For other details, please contact:      

            Ms. Nita R. Valeza/PCHRD

            Phone:     711-5377; 651-7800 local 1328

            Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Participants, facilitators and organizers of the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop pose for the group picture taking.

“The common mistake of authors in writing the results of a scientific manuscript is the misplacement of information. Sometimes, authors include details in the results that should be discussed in materials and methods or discussion portion,” said Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr., Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and President of the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) during the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop in Davao City last July 26- 27, 2012.

 
Researchers prepare for the group presentation on Writing the Materials and Methods Exercise.

“Explaining the materials and methods used in research is the most important aspect of a scientific manuscript. Flaws in this portion will lead to instant rejection of the paper,” said Dr. Wilfred Peh, Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) during the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop in Davao City last July 26- 27, 2012.