The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD) is the lead coordinating agency of the Philippine National Health Research System. As such, it is tasked to strengthen capacities in health research particularly in the regions. Through consultations with the various stakeholders in health research, PCHRD established regional health research systems throughout the country.

On December 20, 2007, a fruitful discussion between PCHRD represented by Ms. Angelina M. Aquino (RHRDC Coordinator) and Ms. Anicia Catameo (Senior SRS) and DOST III represented by its Regional Director Dr. Conrado J. Oliveros was held where the organization of a Regional Health Research System was proposed and possible member-institutions were identified. On March 14, 2008, four (4) government agencies, seven (7) higher education institutions and two (2) medical institutions gathered for an organizational meeting. The members agreed to call it the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium and formalized its existence through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on May 22, 2008. Its mission is to strengthen the system of collaboration among private and public institutions in Central Luzon involved in health research and management in order to develop and enhance their capacity in undertaking health research activities as a strategy to help improve the health conditions of the people. After almost two (2) years of existence, four (4) additional member institutions were added to the CLHRDC on May 4, 2010.

It is now composed of the following:

Government Agencies
Department of Science and Technology Region III
Department of Health, Centre for Health Development Region III
Commission on Higher Education-Region III
Commission on Population-Region III

Medical Institutions
Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital
Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research Medical Center

Higher Education Institutions
Angeles University Foundation
Bataan Peninsula State University
Bulacan State University
Holy Angel University
La Consolacion University Philippines
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
Pampanga Agricultural College
Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
Republic Central Colleges
System plus College Foundation
Tarlac State University
University of the Assumption
Wesleyan University - Philippines

The Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium has its principal address at the Department of Science and Technology Regional office No. III, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

 

CLHRDC MILESTONES

 

December 20, 2007

  • Organization of  a Regional Health Research System in Region III was proposed
  • Possible member-institutions were identified

March 14, 2008

  • Organizational Meeting
  • 13 founding member-institutions of CLHRDC:

Department of Science and Technology Region III
Department of Health, Center for Health Development RegionIII
Commission on Higher Education-Region III
Commission on Population-Region III
Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital
Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center  
Angeles University Foundation
Bataan Peninsula State University
Bulacan State University
Holy Angel University
Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
University of the Assumption

April 17, 2008

  • Memorandum of Agreement for member-institutions was finalized
  • Functions of the Committees on Research Management, Ethics, Research  Utilization and Capacity Building were composed

May 22, 2008

  • Memorandum of Agreement was signed by institutional heads as formal commitment  to CLHRDC
  • Dr. Conrado J. Oliveros was elected Chairman of the CLHRDC

August 8, 2008

  • Functions of the four (4) committees as well as the vision, mission and objectives were formulated
  • Committee Chairpersons were elected

May 4, 2010

  • Supplemental Agreement signed by the heads of 4 additional Higher Education  Institutions:

Republic Central Colleges
System Plus College Foundation
Tarlac State University
La Consolacion University Philippines

January  27, 2011

  • Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Regional Director of   DOST III took over as Chair of CLHRDC

June 26, 2011

  • Dr. Victor B. Mariano, DOST III Regional Director, took charge of the CLHRDC as the Chair
  • Full time CLHRDC Project Staff was hired

August 2011

  • CLHRDC participated in the 1st National Student Research Competition for   Health Science and Technology where the consortium’s student representatives  (AUF and TSU) were awarded as 1st and 5th placers.
  • The research entitled “ Mobile E-health: A Monitoring System for Health Centers” was completed

December 15, 2012

  • Pampanga Agricultural College was accepted as the 18th member-institution of  CLHRDC

February 2012

  • The DOST 3-DOH  3-PCHRD funded research entitled “ Detection, Treatment and Prevention/ Control of TB in Region III:  An  Assessment” was completed

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