Tacloban City, March 3, 2017 - The National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA), a major document produced by the Research Agenda Committee (RAC) of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS), serves as the country’s template for health research and development efforts. NUHRA was developed, with the health research priorities perceived as relevant to the country’s public health situation particularly addressing the health issues of the poor and disadvantaged segments of the population. It is regularly updated to account for recent developments, new directions and thrusts. The updating takes into consideration the United Nation Millennium Development Goals, Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan, National Health Plan, and the National Science and Technology Plan. The Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, Incorporated (AIHO) is commissioned by the DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in the crafting of the NUHRA for 2017-2022.