NIH New Priority Programs

The completion of the 19-story NIH building by 2022 will provide a permanent home to the 14 NIH Institutes and Centers and 17 Study Groups. It will also be home to 4 upcoming new facilities:

1. The NIH-Clinical Research Center (NIH-CRC) envisioned as a center for excellence for the conduct of clinical trials in the Philippines;

2. The Animal Research Center for small-sized laboratory animals, which will promote evidence-based research with animal experiments seeking novel treatments and vaccines for various diseases;

3. The UP Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Health (DRRM-H) Simulation Center, which will serve as the hub of disaster research and capacity building training center on disaster response; and

4. The NIH, together with the Philippine General Hospital and the Philippine Genome Center, spearheads research, capacity building, and institutional linkages to develop genome-based applications in the country.

To achieve the country’s vision of “health for all,” it is not enough to merely sustain the capacity of the present health care system. It is essential to build the nation’s capability for research and development. These can fuel the necessary innovation that will lead the country to an improved, effective, and efficient health care system. To effectively contribute to national development, NIH's research thrusts are continuously mission-oriented, problem-directed, and multi- and trans-disciplinary.