Health research stakeholders will convene in a series of public consultations on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the newly signed Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Act of 2013 in Davao (June 25), Iloilo (June 26) and Manila (June 28).
The public consultations aim to reach out to the research communities to get their inputs in crafting the IRR for Republic Act 10532. PNHRS core agencies namely, the Department of Science and Technology through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), the Department of Health (DOH), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH) will spearhead the consultations.
The PNHRS Act of 2013 was signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III last May 7, 2013. The law seeks to protect and promote the right to health of the people, instill health consciousness among them and improve the quality of life of every Filipino through health research and development initiatives.