2nd Call for Proposals: AHEAD-HPSR

Call for Research Proposals: AHEAD-HPSR Program


The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is pleased to announce the first call for research proposals for the Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD-HPSR) Program.

Interested institutions, organizations, and researchers are invited to submit a full proposal on any of the topics listed below.


1. Review of Innovative Health Financing for NCDs among ASEAN Member States
2. Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in Philippine Public Conveyances During Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Heating System Use
3. Impact Assessment On The Implementation Of Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemption To Medicines Prescribed For Diabetes, Hypertension And High Cholesterol
4. A Situational Analysis on the Drug Shortages and Stock-outs in the Philippines: Causes, Frequency, Impact and Management Strategies
5. Assessing The Philippine Emergency Obstetrics And Newborn Care (EmONC) Initiative
6. Development Of Standard Method For Estimation Of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Rate
7. Implementation of Province/City-Wide Workload Indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) Study in Select Universal Health Care Integration Sites (UIS)
8. Market Mapping and Landscape Analysis of the Novel Tobacco Product Industry in the Philippines
9. Health Facilities And Services Regulatory Bureau’s Reform Roadmap
10. Development Of A Comprehensive Social And Behavior Change (SBC) Plan For Primary Care In The Philippines


Interested institutions, organizations, and researchers are invited to submit a full proposal on any of the topics hereto attached.


Kindly submit your proposal and the following requirements on or before May 15, 2020 to Ms. Guidita L. Gelera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms. Clarissa B. Reyes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Project Proposal following the PCHRD Detailed Proposal Form
  3. Workplan Schedule (Gantt Chart of Activities)
  4. Proposed Line-Item Budget (LIB)
  5. Informed Consent Form (for studies involving human subjects)
  6. Curriculum Vitae of lead proponent (Principal Investigator/Project Leader)
  7. Duties and Responsibilities of each project personnel
  8. Profile of the institution
  9. Endorsement of agency head

For queries, you may contact Ms. Clarissa B. Reyes.