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Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN) database is
the national health research repository of the Philippines.

HERDIN database provides quick and easy access to more than 50,000 citation and bibliographic information from published (Philippine health research journals , conference/convention proceedings, International databases and publications) and unpublished (research institutions research projects and reports, thesis and dissertations) health researches in the country.

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Philippine health and medical systematic investigation to establish facts.

(eg. scientific journal, book, proceeding, peroidicals, thesis/disertation, feasibility study, research report, research project, healh policy, annual report, poster exhibit)


Professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products processes, methods, and systems, and in the management of the projects concerned. Included are managers and administrators engaged in planning and management of the scientific and technical aspects of a researcher's work.


Institution whose primary function is to engage in the conception, management, creation or synthesis of new knowledge, products, processes, methods and systems research, focusing on specific issues; provide advice and ideas on problems of policy; coordinating health research; distributing grants to support health causes;

Open Access: DOAJ and Plan S, Digitization and Disruption.
"Those with access to these resources -- students, librarians, scientists -- you have been given a privilege. You get to feed at this banquet of knowledge wh . . .

Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis in a Philippine Tertiary General Hospital .
OBJECTIVE:  This study aimed to determine the prevalence of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis among patients who were initially assessed to have a nasopharyngeal mass and subsequently . . .

Salivary pH and Taste Sensitivity among Geriatric and Non-Geriatric Patients in a Tertiary Hospital: A Cross Sectional Study.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of salivary pH and taste sensitivity among geriatric and non-geriatric patients in an otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery out-patient . . .

Timing of Tracheostomy, Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Duration of Hospitalization among a Sample of Pediatric Patients.
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a difference in the duration of mechanical ventilation and hospitalization between patients who underwent early compared to late tracheostomy. . . .

Timing of Tracheostomy and Outcomes in Adults with Moderate and Severe Tetanus: A Cross-Sectional Study.
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the timing of tracheostomy and relationship to outcomes (length of hospital stay, length of mechanical ventilation, morbidity and mortality . . .

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A national baseline prevalence survey of Schistosomiasis in the Philippines using stratified two-step systematic cluster sampling design.

Viruses associated with epidemic hemorrhagic fevers of the Philippines and Thailand.
Epidemiologic, clinical, and etiologic studies were carried out on a newly recognized, frequently fatal, pediatric disease syndrome which occurred in urban areas infested with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes . . .

Rapid identification of dengue virus serotypes by using polymerase chain reaction
Four primer pairs were selected on the basis of the published sequence data of four dengue virus serotypes so that each unique target sequence size could be amplified for each serotype by polymerase c . . .

Social health insurance in a developing country: The case of the Philippines.
Very little is known about the Philippine health care system, and in particular its experience with social health insurance (SHI). Having initiated an SHI programme 35 . . .

Difficulties and strategies in the control of schistosomiasis in the Philippines.
Schistosomiasis japonica continues to remain a public health problem in the Philippines affecting 10 out of 16 regions with 6.7 million people at risk mostly farmers and fisher folks. Early efforts . . .

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Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

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Ilocos Region (Region I)

    Cagayan Valley (Region II)

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    Central Luzon (Region III)

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    CALABARZON (Region IV-A)

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    MIMAROPA (Region IV-B)

      Bicol Region (Region V)

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      Western Visayas (Region VI)

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      Central Visayas (Region VII)

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      Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

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      Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

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      Northern Mindanao (Region X)

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      Davao Region (Region XI)

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        Caraga (Region XIII)

          Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)