CRHRDC UPGRADES AND PRIORITIZES IT’S R & D AGENDA
Recognizing the need to address the specific health needs of the Cordillera people, the consortium conducted a workshop to upgrade and prioritize the health research and development agenda of the region.
The one day workshop was conducted at Ating Tahanan, National Training Center last March 12, 2012. A total of 36 participants from different agencies attended the activity with NEDA as the lead facilitator.
In order to come up with a locally grounded agenda, representatives from the regional, provincial, city, municipal and barangay health offices were invited to present their respective health situations. The different institutions also imparted their own health R &D Agenda.
Identified top five (5) R&D priorities for the region are as follows: (1) Incidence/prevalence of parasitism, UTI, anemia, dental cavities, etc. in public schools; (2) GIS on Epidemiology of Certain Diseases in CAR; (3) GIS on Herbal Medicine; (4) Incidence/prevalence of D. Mellitus, Hyperlipidemia, and other blood chemistry profiles for selected groups of employees in CAR; and (5) Determinants/Factors (Economic, Socio-cultural, Political ) that Subject Children and Women to Difficult Circumstances/Situations in the Cordillera.