In 2007, fourteen institutions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) entered in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which established ARMM-Health Research Consortium.

The fourteen institutions were the following:

  1. Department of Science & Technology - ARMM
  2. Department of Health - ARMM
  3. Commission on Higher Education - ARMM
  4. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries ARMM
  5. Mindanao State University System
  6. Notre Dame of Jolo College
  7. Upi Agriculture School
  8. Regional Planning and Development Office - ARMM
  9. Department of Labor and Employment - ARMM
  10. Department of Education - ARMM
  11. Department of Interior and Local Government - ARMM
  12. Jamiatu Marawi Al-Islamia Foundation
  13. Bureau of Public Information - ARMM
  14. National Statistics Office - ARMM

Primary Objective: To strengthen the system of collaboration in ARMM to develop and enhance capacity of institutions within the region engaged and which has interest in health research, as a strategy to improve the health conditions of its (ARMM) people.

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