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Call for Proposals: ASEAN DxD Initiative Print E-mail

The ASEAN Diagnostics Development (DxD) Initiative is pleased to accept R&D project proposals aligned with diagnostics for Dengue, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and Malaria for CY 2019.

The ASEAN Diagnostics Development (DxD) Initiative is a joint program of Philippine’s ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) and Singapore’s Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD Hub) which focus to co-develop diagnostic products among ASEAN Member States (AMS) that will address the unmet clinical needs in ASEAN. The initiative was approved by the ASEAN last May 2018 during its COST-74 meeting in Thailand.

The Initiative will give a priority to proposals that are strategically fit and beneficial to ASEAN. Likewise, medical value, workflow efficiency, competitive landscape, and commercial attractiveness in the development of product are important and necessary as the drugs/expected outcome should be market-ready.

We encourage interested participants to submit proposals via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and attach the following documents not later than 31 May 2019:

  • Completed project proposal template of ASEAN DxD Initiative
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of team members

Chosen proposals will be co-funded by DxD Hub amounting to $50,000 USD. Visit for the details of application such as proposal form and evaluation criteria.

UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call Print E-mail

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) intend to work together to launch a joint call for research proposals which will support UK-Filipino health research collaborations.

20th Keio Medical Science Prize Print E-mail


Keio University Medical Science Fund is now accepting nominations for the Keio Medical Science Prize 2015. Established in 1996, Keio University annually awards the Keio Medical Science Prize to recognize researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of medicine or life sciences.

Call for applications from training institutions: Selection of universities to manage TDR International Post Graduate Training Scheme (2015 to 2019) Print E-mail

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is calling for applications from universities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to host and manage the TDR international post graduate training scheme on implementation research (IR). The long term goal is to strengthen capacity of disease endemic countries for identifying public health needs, develop appropriate solutions and translate them into policy and practice for improved health and well-being of their populations.

Please click here for more details.


ASEAN-NDI Secretariat Hosts ASEAN-US Fellow

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) hosts a post-doctoral fellow under the ASEAN - US Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program. The Fellows Pilot Program was officially introduced on April 1, 2014 with an orientation and launching event at the ASEAN Secretariat Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

ASEAN, USAID leaders in coordination with AAAS launched the ASEAN - US Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program. (Front row, left to right) Cynthia Robinson (AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Director), James Moriarty (Ambassador, ASEAN-US PROGRESS), Jennifer Wilson (Senior ASEAN Affairs Officer), Teguh Rahardjo (APAST focal point), Norman Neureiter (AAAS Center for Science, Technology & Security Policy Director), Theresa Leonardo (S&T Advisor, USAID/RDMA), and Alexander Lim (ASEAN Secretariat on S&T). (Back row, left to right) Dimas Adekhrisna (ASEAN Secretariat Officer), supervisor of Indonesian fellow, Honglada Thoetkiattikul (Thailand), Anh Tung Pham and Pham Thi Thanh Nga (Vietnam), Mie Mie Kyaw (Myanmar), Rita Andini and Diah Marganingrum (Indonesia), Maria Ruth Pineda (Philippines), Win Maw Hlaing Oo (Myanmar), and Carinan Rebulanan (supervisor of Philippine Fellow).

The areas covered by the Program include: health, climate change, food security, early warning systems for disaster risk reduction, water management, and biodiversity.

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ASEAN - NDI is conducting a survey of institutions involved in research and development (R & D), manufacturing, and production of drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and traditional medicine. Data gathered from this survey will serve as inputs in mapping the capabilities of ASEAN-member countries and in assessing the needs of our region in R & D.

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