The 13th National Health Research Forum for Action to be held on November 20-21 at pan pacific Manila.

Stakeholders of health research will convene for the 13th National Forum on Health Research for Action to be held on November 20 and 21, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Manila.  With the theme “Kalusugan Pananaliksik para sa Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP4KP), the forum willshowcase evidence from research as necessary inputs for the development of policies towards the achievement of Universal Health Care goals.

Deputy Ambassador Trevor Lewis of the British Embassy in Manila affirmed the United Kingdom’s dedication to support scientific collaboration with its partners in the ASEAN region in his speech at the Science for International Development Conference last 18 September 2012 at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City. He said, “The British government strongly believes in the importance of science in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals in Southeast Asia and have just confirmed the commitment to strengthen the UK science and technology networks across the world.”

“In an author’s viewpoint, publication marks the endpoint of a scientific project while, for editors, a good publication enhances standing and reputation of journal,” 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.

“We need to mobilize more resources, and resources is not just money you put into the system but finding people around us who can do the work and who can do it better than we can do it ourselves. So part of the task is coordinate with these people, work in parallel, work simultaneously so we can move faster,” says Dr. Cecilia S. Acuin in her synthesis of the proceedings of the 6th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.

“Health care should heal, not hurt, injure, or kill,” stressed Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in her keynote speech during the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care held in Geneva, Switzerland last 22 October 2012.