With the aim of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation and communication skills as a way of sharing evidence to stakeholders and policymakers, outstanding scientists and researchers throughout the regions of the country competed by presenting their successfully completed research studies in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience.
This year’s representative of Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) Mr. Jed V. Madlambayan from Republic Central Colleges emerged victorious as he bagged 1st place in the competition with the pitch title “Youth: Know AIDS, Stop AIDS”. His pitch was based on a completed research study funded by Department of Health Region 3 which focuses on the HIV and AIDS knowledge, attitude and sexual behaviors of Filipino youth in schools.
Other winners in the competition were Dr. Norbel A. Tabo from Region 4A with pitch title “Leptospira in human-abattoir environment interface (2nd place), Dr. Ginbert P. Cuaton from Region 8 with pitch title “Reproductive Health in Rural-Poor Municipalities: Challenges in Eastern Visayas, Philippines” (3rd place) and Dr. Benkassar A. Abdurajak from Region 9 with pitch title “Buccal Cell Micronuclei among Betel Quid Chewers and Non-Betel Quid Chewers” (People’s Choice Award).
This year’s celebration of the PNHRS Week was hosted by the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorMinCOHRD) with the theme, “Achieving Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through Research and Innovation”.