"People at the Center of Research and Innovation for Health"

August 24 - 27  |  PICC, Metro Manila, Philippines



FORUM 2015 IN ACTION

Forum 2015 Highlights


Over the course of three days, Forum 2015 was packed with informative and interactive discussions, workshops, and activities. An exciting social program was also arranged for the participants to experience local entertainment and connect with their peers from across the world.

 

Over 3,500 attendees from different countries representing various sectors participated in more than 60 parallel and plenary sessions, exhibit and special activities including the New Leaders for Health Preforum, Global Health Debates, IT4Health, and the Film Festival.

 


Run 4 Health Research

Over a thousand people walked, jogged and ran their way through CCP Complex on 9 August 2015 to support the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015.

 




TESTIMONIALS


 

“Overall, the Global Health Forum 2015 opened and set the mind of the society not only the health practitioners to identify solutions to the world’s unmet health need through research and innovation. It encouraged and motivated us to actively participate and be part of improving health globally and to work towards creating an enabling environment for research and innovation for health and make science, technology and innovation a part of people’s every life especially among marginalized countries.”
- PUP Medical Services headed by Dr. Ma. Liza T. Yanes



“I did not imagine the Philippines could hold a big event such as this with success.”
- Prof Merle F. Mejico College of Nursing University of the Phil. Manila

 

“Most engaging and relevant health seminar ever.”
- Anonymous

 

“This conference served as a good vehicle where students and young professionals were able to hear from, and interacted with more experienced professors and researchers.”
- Prof. Jun Gregorio, UP Manila –CPH

 

“The event is something to look forward to every year. “
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“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the forum, I have learned a lot from this event and I will share the learnings to my students and will inspire them and motivate them too to do research which will improve the quality of life of the Filipinos. God Bless.”
- Ana Maria Aceveda-Bacudio, Professor, College of the Holy Spirit Manila and Lyceum of the Philippines-St Cabrini College of Allied Medicine

 

“The forum has helped in further looking for innovative ways of addressing issues and concerns regarding health in the community setting. It made me realize that I am not alone in the effort to make quality health service available to all. “
- Philip Patrick C. Co, MD, MPM San Juan City Rural Health Physician medical Officer VI

 

"I am very fortunate having attended this kind of a big event where intellectual people share common thoughts about how we improve health globally"
- Aiza Kris Bernardo, Instructor at IHNF-CHE,UPLB

 

“Forum 2015 was a good opportunity not only to hear timely topics from speakers, but also to network and touch base with researchers, funders, and policy makers.”
- Anonymous

 

“I was touched when one of the speakers said, "Research for research sake is not research at all." So many academicians are conducting research for the purpose of raising their academic status and salaries.... How about making a difference in the quality of LIFE?”
- Anonymous

 

“The beginning of a bigger change for students, advocates, novice and expert researchers where voices are being heard. The conference gave us chances to rediscover complexities, to share, exchange and discuss; and to revision the concept of health and health equity.”
- Anonymous

 

 “This event helped a lot in exposing young health professionals like me on research in different areas of healthcare. It also became an opportunity to look at what is being done in other countries and determine similarities and differences in terms of health and research development in their setting and in the Philippines. Most of the sessions were thought-provoking and I consider this instrumental to my career development as a member of the academe. “
- FRMLunar, UP Manila

 

“I learned a lot from the Forum. I felt that I am so advanced in my know-how giving me that level of confidence to do my work better such as in translating research to policy and innovation. I hope another one of this kind will be coming--- soon! “
- Virgie Anceno, CRHRDC/NEDA-CAR

 

“Forum 2015 is a great avenue to exchange thoughts and at the same time learn new things...very informative and orderly in terms of the conduct of the different parallel sessions....the organizing team are very accommodating and very much willing to attend to the needs of the delegates...Kudos everyone,,,what a great four (4) days experiences for me....”
- Anonymous

 
“The Forum was great and well organized.”
- Sok Chea (Mr.) Gov. Official, MIH, S&T focal point Cambodia

 

“Good avenue for meeting new/ potential partners and supporters in R & D. It was truly a wonderful experience. Having the chance to be exposed to the global perspectives through this forum will help me partake in the movement to change in my country.”
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“The Forum 2015 was amazing. The arrangement was perfect.. liaison people, food, accommodation, transport, venue, topics of discussion, ceremonies .... Really amazing for me. “
- Win Maw Tun Director (Research) Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health Myanmar

 

“Congratulations to the organizers of Forum 2015. It made us realize the importance of research and innovation to improve the quality of life of people around the globe. If you want to be part in the positive change of the world, conduct research and be innovative. “
- Maria Donnabelle U. Dean Centro Escolar University-Makati

 

“I found the Global Forum 2015 very timely and interesting. It provided new insights for my teaching, research and community work. “
- Antonio E. Lim, Jr., VP Academic Affairs, St. Scholastica's College Tacloban, Leyte, PHILIPPINES

 

 “It was very well organized with multiple options for everyone to share or learn. “
- Dr Phurb Dorji Thimphu, Bhutan

 

“It was a very inspiring and thought-provoking experience. I have realized that there is more to be done in the Philippines and that nothing can be done alone; it is through a collective effort that change can be achieved. Indeed, it is through unity in diversity that we can achieve progress.”
- Anonymous

 

“Great venue for advancing global health. “
- Anonymous

 

"The Global Forum 2015 was a great avenue for me to meet new people who share the same advocacy and interests as I do. It was a great experience and I learned a lot from various speakers around the world. As a medical student, I realized the great value of the role of a physician in furthering the health of the community."
- Anonymous

 

“Forum 2015 is a complete package! It features cutting edge, innovative measures for health challenges specially in developing nations, sustainability of life through the presentation of disaster readiness best practices among identified regions, it provides information regarding the human vulnerability to psychological stress or trauma and the need of intervention to be not only physically fit but also mentally healthy, & it acknowledges the big role of policy makers as well as implementors in addressing current health issues. “
- Jasmin B. Jumao-as, MD,MPA - LGU Ubay, Bohol Philippines

 

“The Forum 2015 exceeded my expectations. The topics were timely and relevant. The speakers, panelists, and moderators were superb. The venue, materials, logistics, and food were excellent . The staff was accommodating. Overall, it was a world-class event. Congratulations and thank you to the organizers!”
- MFLAnastacio, Vice-President, Centro Escolar University, Philippines

 

“I find the representation of delegates from different parts of the globe very enriching.”
- Anonymous

 

 “Global Forum 2015 was a very organized event attended and appreciated by many including the undersigned. It presented multiple and layers of the perspectives of a health issue, including successful interventions and innovations. It is the best health forum I ever attended. Congratulations to all the men and women behind the event. Mabuhay!”
- Adriano Petagara Suba-an

 

“The Global Health Forum brought about new ideas and innovative mechanisms to address current health problems faced by the Philippines. It was a great avenue to connect and interact with people of the same passion for health research.Truly inspiring!”
- Renee Lynn M. Cabanero DOH

 

“It enlightens me that Research and Innovation is a key ingredient to answer the problems in low and middle income countries, it is about time that we participate actively in research and innovations that will help improve our capacity to share our skills, knowledge and expertise to the international community. “
- Romnick B. Aguilar, RN City Health Office, City of San Pedro, Laguna

 
"I enjoyed listening to the topics on research ethics and also the PCHRD workshop. Very relevant."
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“A realization that passion to do good for others is a universal nature and summit like this affirms and inspires that we have that inner nature to do good and make this place a better place for everyone! “
- Dr Paulino Ambrocio Y Parcon Jr., MD, MPH, MHO Vallehermoso, Neg Or Philippines

 

“This forum is a must for all health science educators in order for us to deeply understand our roles, on how we should educate future health science professionals based on the actual health situation in the Asia Pacific Region and the responsibilities of the human health resources.”
- Anonymous

 

“This was one interesting Forum I had in years. It was well organized and focused. The speakers were excellent and globally informed. It is hoped that with all the presented research globally, health innovations can take-off.”
- Sister Agnetia Naval, SFIC, Ph.D - Dean, Institute of Nursing, St. Joseph's College. Quezon City.

 

“Great venue for learning.”
- Anonymous

 

“Excellent choice of speakers for highly relevant topics! I like how the moderators managed time during sessions. Glad to hear of the RxBox Telehealth innovation. FORUM 2016---bring it on!”
- Eve Sison (Philippine Heart Center)

 

“Very relevant and inspiring especially to those who are engage in research to innovate and make a difference. “
- Nurse Polet/PNA




SPEECHES



PRESENTATIONS

Day 2 - August 25, 2015

Advances in nutrigenomics for non-communicable diseases


Research and innovation for Universal Health Coverage


Informed, effective decision-making for disaster governance



Evidences for the changing role of food fortification



Day 3 - August 26, 2015

Innovation and technology in disaster risk management


[WHO WPRO] Exploiting big data from national health insurance systems to achieve universal health goals


Smarter Food Production to Address Food Insecurity




[World Food Programme] Nutrition risk reduction during disasters


‘Big Data’ in big cities: harnessing information for improving urban health governance and reducing health inequities in megacities



[ILSI-SEA]Nutrients Requirement and Food Intake in Southeast Asia : Research Gaps and Policy Implications



[Future Health Systems] The network approach to strengthening health systems research capacity: experiences from the Global South


[Parallel Plenary] Translating research into policy



Day 4 - August 27, 2015

[University of the Philippines Medical Informatics Unit] Reshaping healthcare with social media




Local and international networks - what works best for global health?


The built environment in megacities: a new space for innovation, research and design for health





[University of Kochi & Ateneo] Training of disaster situation report from voices of survivors



Exercise is Medicine: The Science behind the movement













FORUM 2015 NEWS

Publication

Date

URL

Rappler

05 October

http://www.rappler.com/views/imho/108169-create-healthy-cities-decolonize-urban-planning

Alliance for Health Policy an dSystems Research

24 September

http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/news/2015/forum15/en/

SEAMEO INNOTECH

18 September

http://www.seameo-innotech.org/news/giz-and-seameo-innotech-presented-fit-for-school-program-at-the-global-forum-on-research-and-innovation-for-health-2015/

Inquirer.net

12 September

http://business.inquirer.net/198979/playing-the-most-natural-self-heal-method

MyCebu.ph

11 September

http://mycebu.ph/article/smart-mhealth-shine/

Manila Bulletin

6 September

http://www.mb.com.ph/inclusive-health-csrs-enlighten-pharma-sector/

Scidev.net

6 September

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/health/news/mobile-health-technologies-hype-or-hope.html

Asian Scientist

4 September

http://www.asianscientist.com/2015/09/features/philippines-food-fortification-public-private-partnership/

International Health Policies

 

4 September

http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/new-leadership-for-global-health-begins-at-home/

Scidev.net

3 September

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/health/news/tapping-new-sources-to-raise-funds-on-healthcare-research.html

Business Mirror

 

3 September

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/phl-pharmaceutical-industry-key-to-national-development/

Arcade

2 September

http://www.arcade-project.org/global-forum-on-research-and-innovation-for-health/

Philippine Star

2 September

http://www.philstar.com/campus/2015/09/02/1495184/health-youth-issues-take-center-stage-global-health-debates

Tomasinoweb

2 September

http://tomasinoweb.org/2015/news/two-thomasians-seize-top-10-spots-in-health-debate-competition.tw

Trade Arabia News Service

1 September

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/HEAL_289224.html

WISH

1 September

http://wish-qatar.org/media-center/press-release-details?item=161&backArt=71

Scidev.net

1 September

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/health/news/building-health-innovation-partnerships.html

Balita

1 September

http://www.balita.net.ph/2015/09/01/albularyo-sesertipikahan/

Scidev.net

31 August

http://www.scidev.net/global/innovation/editorials/health-innovations-research-global-forum.html?utm_content=buffer8543f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scidev.net

31 August

http://iigh.unu.edu/events/conference/global-forum-on-research-and-innovation-for-health-2015.html

The Manila Times

30 August

http://www.manilatimes.net/palafox-presses-ph-to-build-healthy-cities/214296/

Scidev.net

29 August

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/health/scidev-net-at-large/engaging-citizens-in-science.html

Equator Network

28 August

http://www.equator-network.org/2015/08/28/the-manila-declaration/

Devex

28 August

https://www.devex.com/news/will-more-data-lead-to-better-public-health-programs-86787

IRRI News

28 August

http://irri-news.blogspot.com/2015/08/irri-chief-at-global-health-forum.html

Scidev.net

28 August

http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/malaria/news/malaria-eradication-under-threat-from-cuts-drug-resistance.html

Scidev.net

27 August

http://www.scidev.net/global/food-security/news/industry-food-practices-scrutiny-manila.html

Kicker Daily News

26 August

http://kickerdaily.com/govt-seeks-albularyo-certification/

TV5

25 August

http://n5e.interaksyon.com/top/5765C703A489407/1001/dost-balak-i-certify-ang-mga-albularyo-manghihilot

Noon Break Balita

25 August

http://noonbreakbalita.com/global-forum-2015-to-set-global-agenda-on-driving-research-and-innovation-in-developing-nations/

Manila Bulletin

25 August

http://www.mb.com.ph/dost-p100-m-study-seeks-to-mainstream-albularyos/

Business Mirror

 

25 August

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/albularyo-certification-program-bared-by-dost/

Brigada

25 August

http://brigada.ph/dost-nakatakdang-iprofessionalise-ang-mga-albularyo/

Science.ph

19 August

http://www.science.ph/full_story.php?key=123010:dost-leads-ph-in-hosting-global-forum-on-health&type=latest

Health Care Without Harm

18 August

https://noharm-asia.org/articles/press-release/asia/hcwh-asia-participate-global-health-research-conference-manila

WISH

18 August

http://wish-qatar.org/media-center/press-release-details?item=160&backArt=265

Rappler.com

18 August

http://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/100366-reimagining-global-health

Manila Standard Today

16 August

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015/08/16/mission-accomplished-pchrd-s-run-4health-research/

IRRI News

14 August

http://irri-news.blogspot.com/2015/08/role-of-rice-research-in-feeding-half_14.html

Pilipino Star Ngayon

13 August

http://www.philstar.com/psn-palaro/2015/08/13/1487500/run-4-health-research-may-part-2

Manila Doctors Hospital

12 August

http://www.maniladoctors.com.ph/mdh-sponsors-run-4-health-research/

Bayanihan

12 August

http://bayanihan.org/2015/08/12/global-forum-2015-up-at-picc-on-aug-24-27/

Abante Tonite

7 August

http://www.abante-tonite.com/issue/aug0715/sports_story08.htm#.Vft2JSvbz-g

Pilipino Star Ngayon

31 July

http://www.philstar.com/psn-palaro/2015/07/31/1482835/running-enthusiasts-inanyayahan-sa-run-4health-research-ng-pchrd

Rappler.com

24 July

http://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/100366-reimagining-global-health

Diaryong Tagalog

19 July

http://www.diaryongtagalog.net/agham/kauna-unahang-storm-surge-drill-ng-pagasa-dost-ginanap-sa-baseco/

Rappler.com

2 July

http://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/98195-global-health-forum-2015

Devex

9 April

https://www.devex.com/news/toward-a-meaningful-change-on-global-health-research-and-innovation-85858

Health Activist

3 April

http://www.healthactivist.ph/my-thoughts-attacks-on-science-the-risks-to-evidence-based-policy/

AlphaGalileo

31 March

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=140514&CultureCode=en

World Ngayon

25 March

http://www.worldngayon.com/2014/03/dost-cohred-sign-agreement-philippine-hosting-global-forum-2015-manila/

Noon Break Balita

25 January

http://noonbreakbalita.com/global-forum-research-and-innovation-for-health-on-august-2015/

International Health Policies

 

 

http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/emerged-voices-speak-to-the-emerging-ten-takeaways-from-the-manila-conversation/

Ateneo de Zamboanga University

 

http://www.adzu.edu.ph/index.php/latest-news-list/3471-adzu-school-of-medicine-films-emerge-victorious-in-global-forum-2015-health-film-festival.html

Springboard for Health Communication Professionals

 

https://healthcomspringboard.org/events/cohred-global-forum-on-research-and-innovation-for-health-2015/

HIFA

 

http://www.hifa2015.org/meeting-the-information-needs-of-researchers-and-users-of-health-research-2/

Makerere University

 

http://www.musph.ac.ug/index.php/news/400-africa-hub-joins-the-global-health-conference-on-research-and-innovation-2015-in-the-philippines

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

 

http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/events/forum15/en/

Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

 

http://www.wpro.who.int/asia_pacific_observatory/news_events/events/global_forum_health_2015/en/#.VfEXpUGMrfY.email

Remate

 

http://www.remate.ph/2015/07/publiko-hinikayat-sa-run-4health-research/

MICE NEWS Philippines

 

http://www.micenewsph.com/?page_id=1634

United Nations University International Institute for Global Health

 

http://iigh.unu.edu/events/conference/global-forum-on-research-and-innovation-for-health-2015.html

 



eBULLETINS

FORUM 2015 Daily News - August 28, 2015

“We will spread this virus of optimism, and create a pandemic of hope” (Dr. Renzo Guinto - Call to Action for Greater Cooperation)








FORUM 2015 Daily News - August 26, 2015

“We either add more people to the congested cities, or build new cities to accommodate the growing population” (Architect Felino Palafox and Healthy Cities)







FORUM 2015 Daily News - August 27, 2015

“All sectors must work together, not just government, academia, civil society, and others,” concluded Dr. Dayrit. “And we have to find out-of-the-box solutions—create a space where all of these things need to happen.”






FORUM 2015 Daily News - August 25, 2015

“Indeed, whether in the sector of governance or health: innovation cannot arise from complacency; it is imperative that we search for better ways to serve our fellowmen,” Aquino stated in his address delivered by Secretary Montejo.
 




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