In observance of Presidential Proclamation No. 1414, s. 2007, the National Biotechnology Week (NBW) is being organized by Departments of Agriculture (DA), Science & Technology (DOST), Health (DOH), Environment & Natural Resources (DENR), Trade & Industry (DTI), Interior & Local Government (DILG), Education (DepEd), and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), as well as the academe, civil society organizations, and private companies, constitute the National Biotechnology Week Committee with the Department of Health as its Chair for this year’s celebration.
With the theme, “Biotek: Makabagong Solusyon sa Kalusugan”, this year’s 15th National Biotechnology Week will be held from 24 to 29 November 2019. The theme highlights the role of biotechnology in universal health care, and recognizes the growing health needs of the Filipino people and the potential of biotechnology to address these needs.
The NBW poster exhibit is on display at the Atrium of the National Kidney & Transplant Institute (NKTI) until November 22. It is a joint endeavor of the DOH (Food & Drug Administration, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and NKTI), Department of Agriculture, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Education, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Trade & Industry, Department of Interior & Local Government, and the Commission on Higher Education.