With the continued commitment of the Department of Health (DOH) in training the next generation of health sector leaders, researchers, policy analysis and program managers, the DOH partnered with Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) to implement the DOH Research Fellowship Program. Aligned with the Advancing Health through Evidence Assisted Decisions (AHEAD) strategy to (1) to increase individual, institutional and sectoral research capacity and (2) to position the Philippines as a global knowledge contributor, the Program aims to establish a cadre of young professionals with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude to appraise and conduct high quality health policy and systems research that are of policy significance.
With the passing of the Universal Health Care Act, there is a need to further develop a cadre of policy system researchers, technical experts and managers in order to strengthen internal analytic capacity in the DOH and to build health policy and systems research capacity within the sector. In line with this, the DOH Fellowship Program will be expanded in order to capacitate young professionals deployed to the regional Centers for Health Development (CHDs) all over the country.
The DOH Regional Research Fellowship Program is a 1-year term fellowship program intended for early career professionals who are considering a career in research. The Regional Research Fellows will be fully immersed in technical work at DOH regional CHDs and, in turn, will be capacitated in health policy, research and health systems management.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
The Department of Health Center for Health Development 1 (CHD 1), in partnership with the DMMMSU – OUS will conduct a Training – Workshop on Research Design, Methodology, and Proposal Writing and is now accepting interested participants for screening
The following are the research priorities of CHD1 (aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda):
1. Responsive Health System
a. Health service delivery
b. Health governance
c. Health information system
d. Heath human resource
2. Research to Enhance and Extend Healthy Lives
a. Communicable disease
b. Maternal, newborn and child health
c. Non-communicable disease
d. Mental health
e. Environmental health