DAVAO CITY—The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PHRD), through the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is offering up to P500,000.00 in grant assistance package for health research proposals on developing a Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA), it was learned.
Eight capsule proposals written by the participants were enhanced with the help of Dr. Noel Juban and Dr. Jacinto Mantaring of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine.
In an organizational meeting that followed, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-ARMM was elected Chair of the Ethics Review Committee, with RPDO-ARMM as Vice-Chair. On the other hand, the Department of Health (DOH)-ARMM was voted Chair and with DAF-ARMM as Vice-Chair of the Research and Development Committee.
Participating officials said proposals were expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2014. After the review process, release of funds and implementation of the project will follow, they said. (By Ahme Dee Sendad and Sarip Guiahara Dumato)