Philippine Council for Health Research and Development - updates

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UK Newton Fund seeks proposals for health projects in PH

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UK’s Newton Fund seeks collaboration opportunities for health projects in the Philippines up to £4 million

ASEAN 2015 'losers': Vulnerable sectors

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Experts say even the ASEAN integration should take the route of inclusive growth or else it will do more damage than good

INCLUSIVE INTEGRATION. Big pharmaceuticals will 'swallow' smaller players in the health sector if the ASEAN economic integration does not take the route of inclusive growth. Sari-sari store file photo by Rappler, factory file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Will the ASEAN integration and its promise of better opportunities keep highly skilled Filipinos from leaving the Philippines?

BETTER OPPORTUNITIES. Filipinos view job opening advertisements during a job fair, coinciding with the Independence Day celebration at the Rizal park in Manila, Philippines, June 12, 2014. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

How well do you know your biological clock?

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

As we go on with our daily activities we observe 3 clocks: the biological clock the solar clock and the social clock Are Filipinos able to synchronize these clocks every day?

Doctors slam 'poorly designed’ study on anti-dengue drug

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:56 PM

It is our obligation to stop the expanded use of scientifically unproven treatments say the Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Is the anti-dengue drug trial ordered by Ona ethical?

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development says it approved only the technical aspects of the clinical trials of ActRx TriAct for dengue treatment

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The DOH rebukes its own chief saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place

'NO LEGAL BASIS.' The Department of Health says the controversial ActRx TriAct has not been registered with the Food and Drug Administration. File photo from the ActRx Operational Group website

Is Ona on his way out?

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Enrique Ona expects to meet President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month long leave Whether he will be asked to stay on will depend on the President

GREEN LIGHT. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says they are ready as advocates anticipate the full implementation of the Reproductive Health law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

More money allotted for malunggay research

Mar 17, 2012 - 8:13 PM

The government is increasing the budget for health research a large slug of which will go to fund a project for turning malunggay into medicine

LOCAL CURATIVE. Malungay has been extolled for its high vitamin C and A content. Photo courtesy of

Filipino scientists develop quick test to detect dengue

Feb 15, 2012 - 12:06 PM

New Biotek M test kit for detecting dengue is developed at UP Manila; test can tell if patient has dengue or not within 1 hour