The Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC) has identified ten priority health research agenda for Region VI from years 2011 to 2015 in which we can develop health policies and programs using evidence-based information from systematic studies of the health system to improve the quality of health in the region.
To further enhance the effort of WVHRDC in fostering the pursuit of health research and development activities, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is providing a Regional Research Fund (RRF). This fund is a tool to encourage new researchers to be actively involved in health research activities without having to compete with more experienced researchers. The experience obtained from implementing simple yet relevant health research projects is expected to build up capabilities of individual researchers in designing and implementing health research projects.
This year, the WVHRDC is pleased to announce the call for Research Capsule Proposals. This is offered to the regular staff and faculty members of the WVHRDC member institutions (medical and paramedical schools, hospitals and other health related agencies) who have experience in research proposal making and presentation and seeking funding assistance to their proposed research projects. See downloadable Guidelines for proposal submission. The deadline of submission of capsule proposals to the Consortium is on April 3, 2013.