MAKAPTAN represents sickness in the Visayan folklore. Even today, we are plagued with diseases that continue to trump modern medicine; nonetheless, breakthroughs in the medical field have afforded us increased understanding of such diseases and continue to guide us in developing the necessary treatments. This section deals with antibacterial agents that could be used in tandem with proper hygiene and modern drug-delivery systems in response to drug-resistant pathogens.
These studies are part of the Health Research and Development Agenda with focus on discovering and/or developing drugs that target bacteria. It aims to contribute to the repository of research by proposing evidence-based solutions to pressing health problems, as well as methods that maximizes available resources in the country.
BASED ON: Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA)