CHRDC Holds 2019 General AssemblyTOPICS:health researchresearchresearch and development Posted By: mgtambis May 17, 2019The Caraga Health Research and Development Consortium (CHRDC) holds its 2019 General Assembly on the 30th of April 2019. The assembly was presided by Dr. Jose R. Llacuna Jr, Regional Director of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development Caraga. One of the highlights discussed was the 2019 research proposal review process, as well as the capacity building activities for this year.DOST Regional Director, Dominga D. Mallonga, suggested that in order to encourage researchers to submit R&D proposals, trainers and resource persons should create a nurturing approach in terms of teaching them the fundamentals and guidelines in crafting research proposals. RD Mallonga reiterated that the trainers must cultivate a mentoring environment in order also to strengthen the quality of research outputs made by the researchers.Dr. Llacuna added that the need for technical expertise from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is needed. This is to ensure the exchange of ideas as well as viewing significant perspectives on both trainers.Ms. Anicia Catameo of PCHRD presented updates from the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS). She emphasized that CHRDC must initiate a re-orientation of the Technical Review Board Manual of Operations within the consortium. This is important because there are newly appointed and elected members of the various committees.Other agenda discussed include the 2018 accomplishments, targets activities and promotional strategies of the consortium.The CHRDC, with its vision of creating an environment wherein research, is the forefront of the region’s progress, resolves to foster healthier and more productive lives among the region through health research and development. And with the 2019 targets, the CHRDC is optimistic to achieve its goal of meeting the demand for progressive R&D in the region.