August 28, 2023

The Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau (HPDPB), through the Health Research Division, is mandated to formulate and implement the national research agenda for health to ensure that the evidence being generated are responsive to the needs of the health sector and inform the strategic thrust of the Department of Health. With this, the Medium Term Health Research Agenda (MTRA) 2023-2028 has been developed as one of the reference documents of the DOH in preparing its respective biennium research agenda.

     Furthermore, the MTRA serves as a guide for researchers and policy makers in identifying priority health research for evidence generation and policy development, and to ensure that research investments contribute to the health systems goals and support the Philippine Health Agenda.

     For information and guidance.