The mandate of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) for promotion of quality, safe, effective/beneficial, accessible, and acceptable traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) products, technologies, and modalities, as well as for the protection of the Philippine traditional medicine (PTM) is strengthened by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) in 2012 that PITAHC is a research institution whose budgetary affairs shall now be under the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
The PITAHC Board of Trustees, in its meeting of October 2015, affirmed that PITAHC thrust is indeed in research and that manufacturing is not a thrust. The Board likewise affirmed that PITAHC shall continue its advocacy and training functions as well as the accreditation functions.
In line with the thrust and agenda of the Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care 2017-2022 formulated in achieving the first outcome namely robust body of knowledge in aid of policy, programs development, and products development for the promotion of quality, safe, effective/beneficial, accessible, and acceptable traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) products and services, and for the conservation of our cultural heritage on Philippine traditional medicine.
The purpose of this call for proposal is to stimulate the academe, government agencies and the private sectors to focus their efforts, innovative ability and resources to develop research proposals concentrating on T&CM to be able to bring about changes to improve the health and lives of people in order to address the gaps the current landscape of health research. PITAHC encourages the development of research proposals that are innovative and effective which can contribute to the overall health outcome in the country and address the present need of the dynamic health landscape of the Philippines.
PITAHC has defined the activities in six research clusters. Namely:
1. Documentation of our cultural heritage on Philippine traditional medicine
2. Research and development on safety, efficacy/benefit, and quality of natural products
3. Clinical research on safety and efficacy/benefit of T&CM modalities
4. Policy, systems, and standards research
5. Socio-cultural research
6. Knowledge management
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Source: PITAHC DAVAO