International Partnerships

The PCHRD is a partnership-based organization, hence, partnership plays a crucial role in making all the endeavors of the Council a success. National, regional, international partnerships were made stronger through research collaborations, international fora, and involvement in international networks.  


The Council is the official host of the ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI), the regional network approved by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as the first health R& D innovation network under its umbrella. Activities towards the establishment of a regional health innovation network in the ASEAN were initiated to enhance progress in product discovery and development in the region through intraregional collaboration and, to contribute to the implementation of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action (GSPA) on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property approved through the World Health Resolution (WHA61.21).

UK Government – Newton Agham

PCHRD now has ties with the UK Government with the Newton Fund Program partnership, a research collaboration between and among Philippine and UK researchers. UK - Medical Research Council (MRC) and PCHRD approved six research collaborations on surveillance, diagnostics, and characterization of infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV, schistosomiasis, dengue, antimicrobial resistance, and tuberculosis.

Awarded Projects 


Research Organization

ENSURE: Enhanced surveillance for control and elimination of malaria in the Philippines Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
See and Sequence’ - Genomic surveillance of antimicrobial resistant and high-risk pathogenic clones within the Philippines

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Triple-D Targets: The UK-Philippines Dengue Diagnostic and Drug Targets Research Consortium

National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines
Manila (UPM-NIH) and University of Bristo

HIV G.E.T (Gaming, Engaging and Testing) Project

University of the Philippines Manila
and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Impact assessment of diagnostic tools for multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) and drug sensitive tuberculosis (TB) in the Philippines

De La Salle Health Sciences
Institute and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Structure Elucidation and Characterization of the Venus Kinase Receptors of a Philippine Isolate of Schistosoma japonicum

University of the Philippines Diliman and
Imperial College London