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2018-08-15 22:20

The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) recently participated in the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week held on August 24-25, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. This year’s celebration focused on the theme, “Research Innovations in Health: Empowering and Transforming Communities,” to highlight the challenges and roles of health research in empowering and improving the health status of Filipinos especially those living in marginalized communities. 

 As part of the celebration, plenary and parallel sessions were held to address different topics such as Drug Addiction and Mental Health, Islands of Wealth and Wellness, The Health of Marawi and the Contributed Papers such as Alternative Gender-Aware Indices for Measuring Poverty: Implications for HealthCare for the Poor and Innovative Strategy Towards Sustainable Control and Elimination of Schistosomiasis in the Philippines.

 The celebration also served as venue to showcase and recognized exemplary health researches done by students and professional researchers from different regions through oral and poster presentations. Dr. Jacqueline V. Bagunu of Pampanga State Agricultural University, bagged  3rd place in the poster exhibit contest with her study entitled: “Isolation and Molecular Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as Potential Pathogen Antagonist”, while Ms. Ivy Joyce A. Buan of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, presented her study: “Computational Study of Bioactive Components of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum linn.), Luyang Dilaw (Curcuma longa linn.), and Lagundi (Vitex negundo) as Inhibitor against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) in oral research category.

After a very successful run at the World Trade Center last July 11 to 15, the National Science and Technology started its foray into the different regions in the country with the Central Luzon leg as kick-off point.

With the theme, Science for the People, the Department of Science and Technology in Region III staged the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) celebration on July 25 - 27, 2017 at the Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.  

Featuring the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits, plus seminars fora and technology demonstrations, the RSTW in Central Luzon showcased the results of researches in Central Luzon, with particular focus on those undertaken by the Munoz Science Community led by CLSU. 

A multi-voltage system solar power generator developed by the Tarlac State University that  can generate enough power to run airconditioners, electric lights, refrigerator, TV and electric fans simultaneously was recently successfully tested and launched by the Department of Science and Technology in Brgy. Ungot, Tarlac City.

The project which was funded by DOST Region III under its Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program was spearheaded by Professor Rodel Botio of the TSU research and extension office. Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat, DOST Region III Director expressed satisfaction in the results of the project, adding that similar collaborations are also being undertaken with two other state universities in the region, namely the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) in Baler, Aurora and the Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) in Bacolor, Pampanga. He said that DOST Region III will continue to support similar projects like these as he encouraged state universities and colleges in the region to contribute to the upgrading and modernization of the agriculture, industry, health and environmental sectors towards improving the over-all productivity of the region.

12 research areas that seeks to address health-related concerns in Central Luzon were identified during a consultation workshop spearheaded by Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) last April 27-28,2017 in Angeles City.

 Together with the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS), the activity was facilitated by the Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes (AIHO), a non-stock, non-profit, public health consulting firm that was commissioned by the PCHRD-DOST to assist regional health R&D consortium in coming up their respective regional R&D agenda. Following the National Guidelines for Health Research Prioritization developed by the PNHRS, workshop participants were able to identify the following Health Research Priorities during the consultation: 



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