National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

The country's premier recognition and advisory body on Science and Technology

Tree Planting in Commemoration of National Scientists
NAST PHL held a tree planting in Commemoration of the National Scientists last November 15, as part of the year-long celebration of its 40th Anniversary with the theme “40 Years in Pursuit of Excellence”
National Scientist Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. met Pope Francis during the Jesuits’ 36th General Congregation held in Rome on October 24, 2016
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health Workshop on Addressing Inequities in Health: Fostering Action on Social Determinants on October 3-4, 2016 at The Manila Hotel
The organizing committee of the workshop: (L-R) Dr. Carlo Irwin A. Panelo, Dr. Mario C. Villaverde, Dr. Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo, National Scientist Ernesto O. Domingo, Academician Carmencita D. Padilla, and Dr. Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
InterAcademy Partnership (IAPdres) for Health Workshop on Adsing Inequities in Health: Fostering Action on Social Determinants on October 3-4, 2016 at The Manila Hotel
Representatives from the academe, medical institutions, government, and national academies of science and medicine in the ASEAN region participated in the two-day workshop.
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
Opening of Poster Session and Exhibits with AASSA Vice President Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali and NAST PHL Acting President Fabian Dayrit
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
Opening Message from AASSA Vice President Prof. Dr. Shamsher Ali
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
Keynote Address from the Director of JAMSTEC and Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo Toshio Yamagata titled “Prediction of Climate Variation and its Rich Application to Societies for Sustainable Development"
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
Plenary Session 1: International Programs and Initiatives for Sustainable Development: (L-R)Acd. Virginia Cuevas served as moderator, Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali, vice president of AASSA and member of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, discussed “When can Sustainable Development become a Reality and not merely a Slogan?”, Dr. Moneef Zou’bi, director general of the Islamic-World Academy of Sciences, discussed about “Academies of Sciences’ Take on the SDGs” and Engr. Melito Baccay, OYS 2009, served as rapporteur
AASSA-NAST PHL Workshop on the Role of Science Academies on Sustainable Development
Plenary Session 2: National Academies’ Programs and Initiative on Sustainable Development: (L-R)Prof. Dr. A. Nuri Yurdusev served as moderator, Prof. Hyun-Ku Rhee, Fellow Emeritus of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, discussed about the “Role of KAST for Sustainable Development”, Prof. Uyeda Ichiro, Executive Vice President of Hokkaido University and Science Council of Japan, discussed about “Crop Disease Management in Sustainable Agriculture in Japan”, Dr. Rakhamnbek Toichuev from the South Branch of National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic discussed about the “Scientific Developments and Research Trends on Sustainable Development and Economic Security of the Kyrgyz Republic by Example of the Institute of Medical Problems, South Branch of the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences” and Dr. Arnold Hallare, OYS 2007, served as rapporteur
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) and the InterAcademy (IAP) Partnership for Health, in collaboration with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Nigerian Academy of Science, and the University of the Philippines Manila, conducted a two-day workshop entitled “ADDRESSING INEQUITIES IN HEALTH: FOSTERING ACTION ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS” on October 3-4, 2016 at The Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.

The workshop was mainly focused on (1) determining the issues on the social determinants of health (SDH) in light of the social, economic, environmental, and demographic factors within the ASEAN region and (2) formulating recommendations and moving forward interventions with intersectoral collaboration. Representatives from the Academy, national academies of science and medicine in the ASEAN region, private institutions, and government participated in this workshop.

As systematic differences in health and life expectancy between and within countries are found to be preventable, the workshop provided the participants with strategies and insights on how to document and address health inequities through action on social determinants, and allowed them to explore evidence-based advocacies with government in tackling health challenges and various health effects of systematic social inequities.

Dr. Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo, professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, synthesized the discussions. National Scientist Ernesto O. Domingo, member of NAST PHL Health Sciences Division, gave the closing remarks.

The organizing committee was chaired by Academician Carmencita D. Padilla, member of NAST PHL Health Sciences Division and Chancellor of the UP Manila.