The establishment of the CHRDC started last October 16, 2007. Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director of the PCHRD presented to the participants from academe, health institutions and line agencies involved in the implementation of health services the situation of the health status of the Filipino people and conducted a briefing on the Philippine National health Research System and the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and the need to establish the Regional Health Research System in the region ..

As an offshoot of the said activity and after several consultations, the CHRDC Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the member institutions and PCHRD was signed at M.J. Santos Hospital, Butuan City in May 13, 2008. Head of CHRDC member-institutions together with PCHRD Executive Director, Dr. Jaime Montoya confirmed their commitment of support to the newly created health research and development council.

CHRDC Vision, Mission and Objectives
In line with the national goal of bridging the gaps the health situation, identifying the solution to health problems and emerging concerns and prioritizing health research and development areas, members of the consortium convene last July 9, 2008 to formulate the CHRDC Vision, Mission and Objectives.


A dynamic health research community for the attainment of health Caraga Region


CHRDC is committed to:
1. For collaboration, resource sharing and partnerships among stakeholders through research and development
2. Ensure that its research outputs contribute to policy decision making and health-related actions


The primary objective of the CHRDC is to establish and strengthen the system of collaboration in Caraga among the stakeholders engaged in health research and development to improve the health conditions of its people.

Specifically, the consortium aims to:

1. Identify and implement priority health research and development programs and projects;
2. Develop the capacity of the member-institutions on health research and development;
3. Establish a system of collaboration and resource sharing in undertaking health research and development programs and projects
4. Generate resources for health-related researches consistent with the regional and national health research and development agenda;
5. Promote utilization of health research and development findings; and;
6. Develop mechanisms and implement strategies to ensure long-term viability of the CHRDC.

Office Address: Department of Scienceand Technology -Caraga,
CSU Campus, Ampayon, Butuan City
Telephone No.: ((085) 342-90-53/ 341-95-51
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