Region I Health Research and Development Consortium

ANNOUNCES: Call for Papers

R1HRDC Regional Research Contest 

You are invited to participate in the 2014 R1HRDC Regional Research Contest.  The event will be held in the Guestel, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on July 18, 2014, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.


The theme of the 2014 R1HRDC Research Contest is “Strengthening Collaborative Research with People at the Center of Health and Health Research”

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In a phytochemical screening of indigenous plants of Ilocos Norte made by researchers of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), four are found to be potential sources of drug for acute and chronicanti-inflammatory diseases.  These plants are the Uvaria rufa (allagat),Ficus minahassae (agimet), Dilenia philippinensis (palali) and Momordica cochinchinensis (sugod-sugod).  The presence of flavonoids, saponins, terpenoids and steroids are observed during the tests of the extracts of 116 different plant parts using ethanol and water as extractants.

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  1. What: PNHRS Research Agenda Committee Meeting

   When: April 4, 2014, 9am-12nn

   Where: Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant, Greenbelt II, Experanza Street, Makati City.

   Agenda: 1. Preparation of the PNHRS Strategic Planning & Other Matters.


  1. What: 3rd PNHRS Steering Committee Meeting

   When: April 10, 2014, 8AM

   Where: Room 1012, PhilHealth Main Office, City State Center, 709 Shaw Blvd, Pasig City.


  1. What: 14th Forum on Ethics Research Committees of Asia Pacific FERNCAP

   When: November 23-26, 2014

   Where: Taal Vista, Tagaytay.

   Theme: Embedding Ethics in the National Health Research System.



Last March 7, 2014, the Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (PCHRD) held the 2nd PNHRS Steering Committee Meeting at Racks Restaurant, El Pueblo De Real, Ortigas and there were 25 participants from different institution/agencies attended the meeting.

Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, Medical Center Chief II of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center and the present Chair of Region 1 Health Research & Development Consortium was invited to be part of the said gathering and was chosen tentatively as one of the Chair of the Research Agenda as sub-committee of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS).

One of the agenda was the preparation of the PNHRS Strategic Planning which will focus to assess the system and identify its future directions/activities. The actual planning will be undertaken in May.

It was also discussed about the upcoming PNHRS Week Celebration which will be on August 12-14, 2014 to be held in Cebu City. After the success of the 7th PNHRS hosted by Region 1, the 8th PNHRS Week Celebration will soon be hosted by Region 7. Supposedly this big event will take place in Manila however, taking into consideration on the Global Forum on Health Research, in which the Philippines won the bid to be the host, led by the DOST and DOH which is scheduled next year and PICC will be the finest venue. In their initial meeting, the consortium adopted the theme on “Health Research & Development and Health Emergency Management”.

One of the important inputs for the Research Agenda is the importance of doing a road show to listen to the health needs of various stakeholders which can be translated into research agenda and to go and reach out to different offices and groups in the country.

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