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1st Philippine mHealth Forum: Promises and Realities

Manila, Philippines – The UP Manila National Telehealth Center under the National Institutes of Health organized the first Philippine mHealth Forum at the Century Park Hotel – Manila. Partners, stakeholders and mHealth players all over the country, including the Department of Health Secretary Erique T. Ona attended the two-day event from April 10 – 11, 2014.

NTHC trains for the newest RxBox

Tagaytay City, Philippines – The National Telehealth Center under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the University of the Philippines Manila organized a four-day RxBox Training Program for the recipient municipalities of the latest version of the RxBox. Four representatives each from the municipalities of Dingalan Aurora, Lubang Occidental Mindoro, Sto. Domingo Nueva Ecija, and Quezon Quezon, participated in the training which was held in the Development Academy of the Philippines Convention Center in Tagaytay City.

Breast Cancer Screening and Testing: Dapat Bang Dibdibin?

NIH March Research Forum

1:00 - 3:00 PM

SOJR Auditorium 

Whispers Lost in Storms

Posted by: Medical Observer, January 28, 2014

A WORLD of utter silence awaits one child among a thousand born—and two more loses the gift of hearing in early childhood.

Taming the HIV Scourge

by Dong Delos Reyes, Medical Observer

UP Manila, December 12, 2013 – The National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) held a forum on understanding the changing HIV trends in the Philippines.

The forum was entitled ‘HIV-AIDS sa Pilipinas: May Nagbago Ba?’ and had Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvaña, Director of IMBB, as speaker.

NIH 16th Anniversary

The National Institutes of Health, in coordination with University of the Philippines Manila and Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium invite you to the 16th Anniversary of the National Institutes of Health, 12th UP Manila Science and Technology Week, 5th Anniversary of the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium

Bayanihan Center, UNILAB, Pasig

UP Academic Calendar Shift

This is a brief write-up, issued by the System Information Office of the University of the Philippines System, on the proposal to pilot the shift in UP's academic calendar in 2014-2015.  It outlines the rationale for the shift and pilot implementation, implementation plans, benefits of the shift, and major concerns. This may serve as your reference in answering queries regarding the calendar shift.

Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Center


  1. Develop standards for certification for newborn hearing screening centers

  2. Define hearing screening protocols

  3. Maintain external laboratory proficiency program

  4. Oversee the national testing database and cases registries

  5. Assist in training activities in all aspects of program