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During the DOH V Research Quarterly Meeting, BCHRD director, Prof. Michael Montealegre was invited to present the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) of Region V. The said meeting was attended by members of DOH-V research committee members and BCHRD director and staff last September 15, 2017 at the 7 degrees Grill and Restaurant, Legazpi City.
The said meeting was conducted to create a venue for collaboration and partnership with the regional consortium and DOH V in strengthening the health researches in the region. The BCHRD represented by Director Montealegre shared to the DOH members the new program strategies such as the Bicol HeaRT and B1oSHARE. He further presented a proposal to the DOH V entitled, " Bicol HeaRT: Bicol Regional Health Research Systems Fund Initiative" wherein BCHRD shall be calling for proposals on health services (based on RUHRA 2017-2022) while the DOH V shall provide funding of the approved proposals.
As a strategy to encourage regional researchers and stakeholders to support health R & D activities in the region, the DOH Regional Office V provides support for regional research projects through a mechanism called the Bicol HeaRT: Bicol Health Research Training and Development Program. This initiative is recognized as a strategy to encourage and inspire researchers in the region to be actively involved in research projects involving health financing, health service delivery, and DOH programs and projects (operational research projects) while being mentored by research gurus in the field of biostatistics, research methodologies, research ethics, among others. The experience obtained from implementing simple yet relevant health research projects is expected to build up capabilities of individual researchers in designing, implementing and managing health research projects. Once the researcher has been able to develop a track record, and given the availability of facilities, the researcher will be encouraged to apply for the larger scale research project/program grant initiative also available in DOST-PCHRD (through its Research and Development Management Division), DOST, DOH, CHED, as well as other national and international funding agencies.
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The Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development participates in the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week last 24-25 August 2017 at Philippine International Convention Center. The country’s health research communities and stakeholders celebrates in this annual gathering to meet, build networks and attend the different workshops and parallel sessions.
This year’s theme “Research and Innovations in Health: Empowering and Transforming Communities,” gives importance and highlights the opportunities of health research and innovation in reaching, empowering, and transforming the marginalized Filipino communities.
The PNHRS Week Celebration provides a platform for stakeholders in health R&D to interact, learn from each other, to share information and experiences, to voice their concerns and to contribute research-based solution to health problems.
Pre-conference sessions such as Ethics, Society of Health Research Communicators (SHARE) Assembly, Journal Publishing, Meeting of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia Secretariat, and Health Research and Development for Disaster Program Review were conducted last 22-23 August 2017 at Hotel Jen Manila.