Who We Are

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), is the lead agency of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) responsible in coordinating and monitoring health research and development activities aimed at improving the health conditions of all Filipinos, promotes the creation of regional health research communities.

The multi-dimensional character of health and nutrition problems besetting the country necessitates collaboration between and among institutions and agencies which are stakeholders in health research in Region VII. The Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) is a mechanism and strategy for collaboration and networking in health research to better combat health problems.


The major stakeholders in health research in Region VII recognize the need to organize a health research consortium in order to share resources, expertise and facilities aligned within the PNHRS framework.