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The Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) invites you to register for the upcoming 14th PNHRS Week Celebration South Luzon Cluster Satellite Session on August 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM.
The theme of the satellite session is "Financing for National Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness"

Now on its 14th year, the annual Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week will showcase health research and development in the new normal in the upcoming virtual celebration scheduled on 9-13 August 2021.

Using a combination of live and pre-recorded materials through various online media platforms, the 14th PNHRS Week celebration aims to serve as a platform for the health research community to share their best practices and experiences in pursuit of healthier lives for the Filipinos through health R&D. 

Hosted by the Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research and Development (ZCHRD), the 14th PNHRS Week theme is “Health R&D in the New Normal: Moving Towards Universal Health Care.” 

"This year, we recognize the collective work and achievements of the System which supported the passage of UHC and produced relevant healthcare solutions," DOST-PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime C. Montoya says. "As we move forward in the implementation of the UHC, we bank on the System's diverse expertise and strong network once again to ensure that the Filipino people will have access to better healthcare," he adds.

The celebration will showcase new dimensions and ways the 17 regional consortia’s emerging partnerships address the country’s current challenges on health issues and will cover the following activities:

We are privileged to invite researchers from the BCHRD members who are involved in/with special interest on research in the Mental Health Sciences* and allied disciplines, to the 1st Philippine Mental Health Research Summit, organized by the Philippine Council for Mental Health( PCMH ) Technical Committee on Research in cooperation with the National Center for Mental Health. With the theme "Cultivating the Culture of Research in Philippine Mental Health", the summit will be conducted virtually in a series of five webinars from June 21 to October 11, 2021.

Schedule of topics as follows:

Series 1 : Perspectives on Mental Health and Mental Health Research
Date : 21 June 202

Series 2 : Well-being and Cultural Relevance
Date : 19 July 2021

Series 3 : Governance and Leadership
Date: 16 August 2021

Series 4 : Mental Health Services
Date : 13 Sept. 2021

Series 5 : Mental Health Information System:
Date : 11 October 2021


All webinars will be held from 9am-12nn, with virtual log-in from 8-9am, except the last of the Series ( Series 5 ), which will be held from 1-4pm, virtual log-in from 12nn-1pm.

All lectures during the respective webinars will be pre-recorded. There will be a live interactive discussion and Q & A with lecturers and participants after all the symposia lectures, and a Summary at the end of each session.

Registration to the summit will be required for each individual participant, and is limited to the 1st 300 registered participants, for each webinar series. We will be sending the REGISTRATION LINK for the respective Webinar Series, one week prior to the schedule
for each event.

Early registration is encouraged to ensure participation in the summit.

We are looking forward to the active participation among our members to the Mental Health Summit Webinar Series, as we continue to pursue the mandate of the Mental Health Act on Mental Health Research and Development in the country.

Program as follows:



Published by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, BCHRD Secretariat

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Region 5 Wins 2nd-Place in the DOST-PCHRD 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition


MARY JOY B. SANDE, R.N., RM., MN., PhDNEd, a Bicol University College of Nursing professor and Bicol HeaRT (Health Research Training) Batch-2 scholar of Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) is the region's representative who won 2nd-Place on the recently conducted 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition last March 17, 2021 01:00 PM via Zoom conference with her winning policy-pitch entitled "Antenatal care: Every Pregnant Mother's Right for Quality Care". The said pitch was sourced from one of the recently concluded researches of DOH CHD V in collaboration with BCHRD and Bicol University entitled "Utilization and Implementation of Antenatal Care Services in Iriga City and Tabaco City". 

Dr. Sande won 20,000Php along with certificates.  

The 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition is one of the highlights of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development's (PCHRD) 39th-anniversary celebration with the theme "Strategic R&D Partnership for Global Health." The said competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation, and research communication skills as a way of sharing evidence to stakeholders and policymakers.

For this year's event, we were able to witness 12 policy pitches of competitors who were nominated by their respective regional health research and development consortia. Competitors will present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria.

Winners of the competition has received Php 10,000 for the 3rd place, Php 20,000 for the 2nd place, and Php 30,000 for the 1st place.

Prizes for audience votes will also be given as People’s Choice Award worth Php 5,000.

See facebook live record of the event:

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Article by: BERNARD DEXTER M. MOROS, BCHRD Secretariat

Credits to: DOST-PCHRD


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