The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) celebrated its 34th anniversary celebration last 17 March 2016 at New World Makati Hotel. With the theme “Going Global: Increasing International Partnerships in Research and Innovation for Health”, this event highlighted not just the accomplishments of the council but also the globalization and innovation of health research in the country. This also became a venue for the stakeholders to strengthen its international and national research collaborations.
The exhibits in the event featured the technologies and services that the council supported that benefited the stakeholders. These technologies were namely: eHATID, RxBox, Axis Knee System and Biotek-M while the services were Dengue Vector Surveillance Website, Philippine Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), Philippine Drug Discovery and Development (DDD) Program, and Philippine Health Research Registry (PHRR). “These [technologies and services] are testaments that the Council has continued directing programs and advocacies for stronger health research culture in the country,” Dr. Montoya, Executive Director of the council emphasized.
Apart from the exhibits, activities were also laid down which includes a panel discussion on “International Partnerships: Learnings, Best Practices and the Way Forward,” signing of memorandum of understanding between DOST and DOH on Health Regulations for Biomedical Devices and Equipment and parallel sessions on topics about Dengue, Biomedical Devices and DOST Intellectual Property Policies were tackled.
The event was attended by stakeholders both from government agencies and private institutions. It was participated by Dr. Warlito C. Vicente, Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) Chairperson and Dr. Anthony C. Sales, Regional Director of DOST XI and Vice Chair RHRDC XI.
For more information about the event, visit pchrd.dost.gov.ph