National Health Research System Week

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Stakeholders in health and health-related systems in the country gathers today in Bacolod City, for the 5th Philippine National Health Research Systems (PNHRS) Week Conference with the theme "Convergence in Divergence, Innovations for Better Health." There will be discussions on research utilization and health research. Highlights of the conference include the launching of the Health Innovation Marketplace and the awarding of winners for the Best Mentor and Poster Exhibit.

The PNHRS was created by virtue of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) and the Department of Health (DoH) signed on March 17, 2003, on the anniversary of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). It is part of a global movement espoused by the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) to establish national health research systems in country settings.

It is anchored on the principles of the Essential National Health Research, which are inclusiveness, participation, quality, equity, efficiency, and effectiveness. …