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On December 19, 2017, the Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC) conducted its Grand Awarding Ceremony 2017 at the Audio-Visual Room, College of Social Sciences (CSS-AVR), University of the Philippines Baguio. This annual event aims to give due recognition to the nominees and awardees from the member institutions of the Consortium for their exceptional contributions to the health research community. 

PRESS RELEASE:

DOH-CAR on Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia
December 1, 2017


Dengvaxia, the first WHO-approved dengue vaccine in the world is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, a French pharmaceutical company. After extensive clinical trials, it was shown to be protective against the four serotypes of the dengue virus: Den-1, Den-2, Den-3, and Den-4. It was also found to be capable of decreasing the occurrence of severe dengue by about 83% and hospitalization by about 90%.


In 2016, the DOH immunized an estimated total of 700,000 public school students aged nine years old through the Dengue Immunization Program. This was implemented in the NCR, Region IV-A, and Region III – the regions having the highest incidence of dengue through the years. On December 1, the program has been put on hold by the DOH.


Despite that the Dengue Immunization Program was not implemented in the Cordillera Region, the vaccine was made available to the private sector by Sanofi Pasteur. This means that some citizens, including children, may have availed of the vaccine through private health practitioners.


On November 29, 2017, Sanofi Pasteur revealed a new analysis stating that “Dengvaxia provides persistent protective benefit against dengue fever in those who had prior infection. For those not previously infected by dengue virus, however, the analysis found that in the longer term, more cases of severe disease could occur following vaccination upon a subsequent dengue infection.”


Based on the entire analysis, those who are immunized with the vaccine, without previous dengue infection, are protected from dengue infection for at least 30 months. However, severe dengue could or may occur if they are bitten by an infected Aedes mosquito and no immediate consultation has been done. For this reason, everyone who has no dengue and who is vaccinated should be monitored for any signs of dengue and should seek early consultation.


The DOH-CAR is appealing to all medical practitioners in the Cordillera who provided Dengvaxia to their patients to conduct active surveillance and monitor and advise their patients to seek immediate consultation when having signs and symptoms.


To all individuals who received the vaccine, the best course of action is to avoid getting the disease through prevention. Their surroundings must be kept free from mosquito breeding sites. They must also exercise self-protection measures such as wearing protective clothing and using FDA-approved mosquito repellants.

Tokens awarded to the resource speaker as parting gifts by the event organizers. (L-R) Ms. Carmen Bolinto (representing the Philippine Nurses Association - Baguio City Chapter); Dr. Erlinda Palaganas (Chair, CRHRDC Capability Building Committee); Ms. Teresa Bastan (representing the Saint Louis University - School of Nursing Faculty); Dr. Dalmacio Dennis Flores III, PhD, ACRN (Resource Speaker from the University of Pennsylvania); and Dr. Raymundo Rovillos (Chair, CRHRDC and Chancellor, University of the Philippines Baguio)

 

The Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (CRHRDC), through its Capability Building Committee, in collaboration with the Philippine Nurses Association - Baguio City Chapter and the Saint Louis University - School of Nursing, initiated the colloquium on Conducting Qualitative Metasynthesis: Insights from a New Investigator with the dynamic and very humble resource speaker, Mr. Dalmacio Dennis Flores III, PhD, ACRN (University of Pennsylvania). This was conducted on 9 December 2017 at the AVR, College of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Baguio.

Qualitative metasynthesis is not a new approach in research. However, a few researchers are adept in utilizing such approach along with meta-analysis. This process requires rigorous qualitative methods to synthesize existing qualitative studies to construct greater meaning through an interpretative process. The purpose of the seminar is to describe qualitative metasynthesis as an innovative research approach as it can offer a promising practice in many fields. The seminar also aimed to further explore how qualitative metasynthesis can be a practical and effective approach of inquiry as they continue to broaden their understanding about numerous phenomena (Erwin, Brotherson Summers, 2011).

 

 

13th National Medical Writing Workshop and 6th Writeshop for Young Researchers
Legazpi City, Philippines
8-9 January 2018

Organized by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the 
Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE), co-organized by Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD)
Endorsed by the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


Application deadline: December 8, 2017
REGISTRATION IS FREE (limited slots only)

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD), in cooperation with Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) is organizing the 13th National Medical Writing Workshop and 6th Writeshop for Young Researchers on 8-9 January 2018 in Legazpi City. The workshop aims to help young investigators in health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing a scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Successful applicants will be granted free workshop registration, accommodation for participants and meals during the workshop, and assigned to a mentor-facilitator who will guide them in preparing their articles for a brief presentation.


Requirements for participants

The workshop is designed for a maximum of forty (40) researchers in health sciences and health social sciences, aged 35 years old and below, who have a research project completed not more than 2 years ago and have drafted a manuscript for submission to a scholarly journal. The selected draft manuscripts will be reviewed and revised during the workshop, based on the lectures and exercises, under the guidance of the faculty and mentor – facilitators. All participants are expected to present a 7-minute power point summary of their revised manuscripts on the second day of the workshop, and agree to submit the article to an appropriate scholarly peer-reviewed journal within three (3) months after the workshop.

Instructions

 
CRHRDC Teenage Pregnancy Kapihan November 17 2017 Part 2

November 17, 2017 WATCH part 2: Kapihan sa Baguio on Curbing Teenage Pregnancies towards Responsible Adolescence in the 21st Century with Ms. Virginia L. Anceno- Chair: Research Utilization Committee CRHRDC, Mr. Jonamar J. Pascua- Health Program Researcher DOH-CAR, Dir. Rosa R. Fortaleza - Commission on Population -CAR, Dr. Celestrell May Macalingay - Oras Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology BGHMC, Dr. Elvira D Belingon- Medical Officer IV BCHSO, Mr. Georaloy I. Palao-ay - DepEd-CAR I.O. , and Ms. Carmencita L. Chaluyen -Focal Person on Youth DSWD-CAR #KapihanSaBaguio | #TeenagePregnancy | #LifeGoals #Cordihealth © PIA Cordillera

Posted by Cordillera Regional Health Research and Development Consortium - Crhrdc CAR on Thursday, 23 November 2017
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