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"Rekindling the Passion for Health Research and Development "


The Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) is one of 17 regional health research systems created to oversee all health-related research activities among their different member institutions.

Its main objective is to strengthen the system of inter-institutional research collaboration in Metro Manila through developing and enhancing the capacity of its member institutions in carrying out health-related research activities, as a strategy to produce research output that will help improve the health conditions of the Filipino people.

To strengthen the system of collaboration among health research institutions in Metro Manila, the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC) was established on February 13, 2009. It aims to develop and enhance capacity of institutions within and outside the region engaged and which has interest in health research, as a strategy to improve the health conditions of its people.

At present, the MMHRDC has a membership of forty (40) health research institutions including the four (4) core agencies namely, CHED, DOH, DOST, and UPM-NIH.

With a view to expanding its outreach, the MMHRDC is inviting applications for membership from health research institutions in the Metro Manila area.

The following guidelines provide the rules and procedures that govern membership in the organization of the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium.


I. Qualifications for and expansion of membership

Any public, private or non-government organizations in Metro Manila which has the intent, capability and resources to undertake health research or related development activities can become a member of the MMHRDC.


II. Requirements

  1. Letter of intent from the institution (applicant) signed by the head of the institution
  2. Endorsement from a founding member institution of the MMHRDC
  3. Accomplished survey form (see the website downloads section Here)


Application should be submitted to the MMHRDC Secretariat by email, fax, or mail to the address below:

MMHRDC Secretariat:

Room 107 G/F National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila

623 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila 1004

Telephone +63 2 3543832

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