The PCHRD Annual reports from 1998 to 2000 also showed that although there were 125 research projects funded by PCHRD, none of these research projects came from Region I.
The five PCHRD grants were given to Lyceum (with two grants), UNP (with two grants) and MMMH&MC (with one grant).
From what I could gather from copies of communications between the DOH and the PCHRD on this research project, Dr.
Jaime Montoya, PCHRD executive director, confirmed the potential of the compound to be a new treatment modality for dengue, "which is a disease that remains to have no accepted or proven cure.
Ona again passed on this protocol to the PCHRD for review.