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The Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Department of Health and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology is scheduled to conduct a one day joint meeting to formally launch the new health policy and systems research priorities for 2019 under the Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD-HPSR) Program of the Department of Health on January 30, 2019 at  Hotel Jen, Roxas Blvd. Manila.

The AHEAD-HPSR Program has been developed to operationalize the FOURmula ONE for Health (F1) Plus Framework’s commitment to instill a culture of research, strengthen internal analytic capacity in the DOH, and build health policy systems research capacity within the sector.  The objectives of this meeting are as follows:

  • To present the FOURmula ONE for Health (F1) Plus Framework of the DOH;
  • To present the latest updates on the AHEAD-HPSR Program of the DOH (topics and timeliens;
  • To provide a platform for levelling-off among key stakeholders on research contracting and management processes in the DOH and PCHRD;
  • To orient on the Grants-in-Aid Guidelines of the DOST; and
  • To present the Single Joint Research Ethics Review Process in the DOH.

 

Masagca, Clores and Aguilar attends Training of Trainers in the BRM

LEGAZPI CITY - The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) through the Symmetrix Research Consultancy conducted a 3-day training for the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDCs) entitled Training of Trainers in the Basic Research Method held last December 3-6, 2018 at the second floor, Carlota-Paz Function Room, Hotel Jen, Pasay City.

Symmetrix Research Consultancy Co. was contracted by PCHRD to lead in developing a standardized training module for the Basic Research Methods Course. This activity aims to produce the first batch of trainers capacitated to deliver the BRM training using the standardized manual that will be produced.

By the end of the course, the participants would be able to:

  1. Identify the topics under each sub-module which serves as the minimum requirements for the topics to be covered in the Basic Research Methods Course conducted by the RHRDCs;
  1. Discuss the important topics covered in each sub-module; and
  2. Give a lecture on the various topics covered by the sub-modules

A total of 32 participants attended the said training including the trainees from Bicol Region namely, Dr. Jimmy Masagaca (CSU), Dr. Vincent Aguilar (BRTTH), Dr. Michael Clores (AdNU), and Kevin Capoles (BCHRD). (KBC/BCHRD)

BRTTH Receives Back-to-Back Recognition

 

            In a span of just two months, the Bicol Regional health Research BRTTH was consecutively recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP). Last September 2018, the DOH released its Department Memorandum No. 2018-0367 re: FY 2017 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) Office Ranking, indicating that BRTTH ranked second best among the Level III Hospitals nationwide, with a rating of 91.50%. While last November 2018, the hospital sent its Institutional Review Board (IRB) Members and Secretariat Staff, together with the Chief of Medical Professional Staff Dr. Salvacion S. Macinas, to Taoyuan City, Taiwan to receive the international recognition as a FERCAP recognized IRB.

            According to FERCAP, the BRTTH-IRB is the 30th IRB from the Philippines to receive this international recognition. They now join 234 other FERCAP recognized IRBs from countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

            These recognitions are in keeping with the Institution’s quest to exceed customer expectations and continually improve hospital operations.

LEGAZPI CITY-As part of the celebration of the 2018 Regional Health Research Week, the Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) conducted a one day seminar on Health Research Ethics for Researchers held last November 28, 2018 at BUCN Amphitheater, Bicol University, Legazpi City.

This activity aims to equip with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude pertaining to ethical/legal standards needed when undertaking a research.

Two speakers were invited namely Dr. Sandy Lasa and Dr. Marlyn Daguno of BCHRD-REC to discuss the following topics:
1. Applying Research Ethics;
2. How to be an Ethical Researcher; and
3. Process in Securing Ethical Clearance from an Accredited Research Ethics Committee

It was attended and participated by representatives from Ateneo de Naga University (AdNU), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), Bicol Medical Center (BMC), University of Saint Anthony (USANT), and Mabini Colleges. (KBC/BCHRD)

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