The National Institutes of Health is the research arm of the University of the Philippines Manila, the Health Sciences Center of the UP System. It was established to support the national effort to improve the health of Filipinos by enhancing the country's capability for health research and development.
The University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) is a specialized research unit of UP Manila. Created in 1994, the UP-NIH is envisioned to accelerate health sciences research in the Philippines. It coordinates closely with its collaborators, the Department of Health and the PCHRD of the Department of Science and Technology.