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 Every year the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office V celebrate's the Regional Science and Technology Week and Bicol Regional and Invention Contest and Exhibit. As partner agency of the DOST-V, BCHRD joins in celebrating the regions biggest celebration for science and technology. One of the efforts of the consortium is to conduct a forum about the health research. This year BCHRD focus on disseminating the RUHRA and Research Dissemination on NVSP. 

RUHRA (2017 - 2022)

REVISED REGIONAL UNIFIED HEALTH RESEARCH AGENDA (RUHRA 2018-2022)

Topics and Subtopics

1.     Health services

o    Healthcare delivery in GIDA

o    Adolescent health

o    Teenage pregnancy

o    Improvement of maternal and child health

o    Risk assessment of maternal and child health

o    Evaluation of maternal and child health service delivery

o    Implementation of integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)

o    Child health status from birth, preterm, low birth

o    Traditional birth attendants/hilot

o    Herbolarios/ traditional healers

o    Care for people with special needs (retain)

o    Mental health and psychosocial intervention

o    Substance abuse

o    PWD

o    Vulnerable population

o    Gender issues

o    Factors affecting compliance to TB management (retain)

o    TB patients

o    Health workers (e.g. doctors, nurses, etc.)

o   Preparedness and response of the facilities for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

o   Human Resources for Health

2.     Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

§  Evacuation/camp management for health

§  Health issues/diseases related to post-disaster

§  Climate change impact on health (e.g. meteorological data and illnesses)

§  Beliefs on disasters of indigenous peoples

§  Hospital safety and readiness in disaster management

§  Capability building among community on disaster risk management

3.     Policy and governance

·         Health financing

o  Mapping of appropriating funds for health

o  Impact of health insurance coverage to people’s health

o  Point-of-care implementation

o  Sustainability of PhilHealth benefits

o    Effect of downgrading of LGU-owned hospitals

o    policy vis-à-vis current health facility situation

o    Hospital infection control

o    establishing DOH-retained hospital per province

4.     Food safety

o    Food safety concerns, practices, and implementation for establishments and ambulant vendors

o    Diseases and Infestation related to food and water

5.     Environmental health

o    Health hazards and effects of small-scale mining

o    Waste management

o    Healthcare waste management

§  Infection control

o    Local technology development for disposal and treatment of hazardous waste materials of laboratories and hospitals

o    Public health risks brought by vector-borne diseases and zoonotic diseases

o    Environmental health assessments

o    Environmental sanitation and hygiene

o    Effects on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

o    Addressing occupational health hazards

o    Compensation

o    Policy

6.     HIV/AIDS-

o    Awareness and prevention

o   Safe blood supply

7.     Interventions to address Lifestyle-related diseases

o    Risk factors among younger population

o    Lifestyle changes and its effect on health among business process outsourcing (BPOs)

o   Health and wellness among industry workers (e.g. farmers, fisherfolks, etc.)

8.     Health technology development

o    Ethnobotany of agroforestry species in ancestral domains and indigenous peoples’ communities

o    Natural products for medical use

·      Material science

o    Drug-discovery and development for endemic plant species

o    Invention of novel and/or innovative medical equipment

o    Food packaging

·         Ready-to-cook meals for emergencies

·         Storage

9.     Migration and health

o    Local migration

o    International migration implications

o    ASEAN integration

o    Travel-related diseases

o    Pandemics

10.  Substance Abuse

o    Effectiveness and applicability of models of rehabilitation

o         Health interventions for drug users (e.g. minors)

 

 

Picture taken during the 2017 RSTW/BRICE Exhibit

 

Picture taken during the BCHRD Forum on 2017 RSTW/BRICE

 

Hurray! Science for People

 

The consortium is now starting to establish and promote the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda for 2017 - 2022. With the help of the DOST Regional Office 5, the consortium takes the opportunity to disseminate the main goal of the agenda through the exhibits and forum. The main goal of it is to encourage the researchers to create good researches that answers the current needs of the region in terms of health. For more info about the Region's Priority for Health Research here is the link .. BICOL RUHRA (2017-2022)

The BCHRD will be joining with the science and technology community as the DOST V celebrates the Regional Science and Technology Week and the Bicol Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits on September 26-28, 2017 at the Legazpi City convention Center. The said gathering will be an opportunity for all the scientists, inventors and stakeholders to showcase their products, inventions and practices in the region. 

We are inviting everyone to join us in this celebration.


            The PNHRS has come up with the System of Monitoring and Evaluation (SoME) of the Research and Researchers, Consortium and Institution. The main goal is to help the PNHRS monitor and evaluate the research, researchers, consortium and institution’s progress in their on-going activities/ researches/projects, and to help in making it easier to determine if their activities/ researches/projects are still aligning with the Goals and Visions of the PNHRS.

The authors of the new forms in SoME are Dr. Merlita Opeña and Dr. Ophelia Saniel. They have explained that the four forms are to be used in determining the progress of each research, as well as their respective researchers. The four forms are still to be reconstructed as per suggestions of the representatives of each region. The Four Forms shall be endorsed upon revision.

 

 


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