Tacloban City, May 25, 2017 - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with some academic institutions namely, the Philippine Normal University, Leyte Normal University and Southern Leyte State University,  is  now set to spearhead a research project for the education and health improvement of the indigenous peoples in Southern Leyte  for year 2017.

              During the preliminary meeting conducted by the four parties at SLSU, it has been discussed that the project, which was given the working title “Collaborative Research on Indigenous Peoples”, specifically targets the Mamanua tribe inhabiting the municipalities of San Juan and St. Bernard in Southern Leyte, while  some members of the tribe also live in the highlands of the municipality of Hinunangan.

            Tacloban City, May 17, 2017 - The RxBox1000 is the continuation of the successful nationwide implementation of the RxBox100 project from the previous years. The current project aims to deploy 1000 RxBox devices nationwide in which 88 is allotted for the Eastern Visayas region. The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VIII spearheaded by the Regional Director and Project Leader Dir. Edgardo Esperancilla, CESO II, is the implementer of the project in the region in partnership with UP Manila National Telehealth Center and Department of Health Regional Office VIII. The national coordinator is the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office IVA.


The Eastern Visayas Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC), in its commitment to promote and empower health research activities in Region 8, will be conducting 2017 Regional Health Research Symposium to be held on June 13-14, 2017 in Tacloban City. This year, the symposium is anchored on the them "Eastern Visayas Health Research and Innovations: Empowering and Transforming Communities". Among the highlights of the activity is the region-wide contest for Oral Research Paper Presentations (Professional Category), Poster Exhibits (Professional and Undergraduate Category) and Poster Making contest.

            Tacloban City, May 4, 2017 - Now on-going is the conduct of Regional Consultation on National Unified Health Research Agenda/ Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA/RURHA) for CY 2017-2022 at Hotel Rodolfo, Tacloban City from May 4 to 5, 2017.

            The activity is being spearheaded by the DOST Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (DOST-PCHRD) in cooperation with the Eastern Visayas Health Research & Development Consortium (EVHRDC).  The PCHRD commissioned the Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes (AIHO) for the development of NUHRA and RUHRA 2017-2022.

Tacloban City, April 21, 2017 -- The Eastern Visayas Health Research Development Consortium (EVHRDC) in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) Region 8, has conducted for its third year, the Basic Research Methods Training last April 18 to 21, 2017. This was held at the Ambassador Hotel in Tacloban City. 


The training was participated in by member institutions with submitted capsule research proposals and other possible research topics.  Dr. Ophelia Mendoza of University of the Philippines, College of Public Health, and consultant for Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Consortium (PCHRDC) was the  resource speaker of the activity.