Research is one of the functions of TROPMED Philippines in addition to teaching and extension services. Research projects address gaps in knowledge for health


Results of the Centre's research projects play a crucial role in the development of health and health-related policies, restructuring of programs and approaches to address public health issues in the country as well as in the region. Research activities also serve as an approach for its own human resource development
and for enhancement of academic degree programmes of the Centre.


Given the different departments of TROPMED Philippines, its research projects cover different dimensions of health issues and health programmes. For the health issues, research projects focus on behavioural, clinical, diagnostic, epidemiological, and
environmental aspects. Health program research on the other hand covers health policies, development of interventions, program delivery, monitoring, and evaluation.


For July 2016-June 2017


Total number of research projects for period:          

Research areas:


  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health, occupation-related diseases
  • Climate change, disaster risk reduction and management
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Tropical and infectious diseases: tuberculosis, leptospirosis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, dengue
  • Maternal and child health
  • Drowning
  • Gender competence
  • Human resources for health
  • Universal health care
  • Health behavior
  • Program and/or project evaluation
  • Evidence synthesis to inform institutional or national policies
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health impact assessment
  • Operations research