A researcher in Zamboanga City had recently received funding worth ₱468,009.42 from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) through the Zamboanga Council for Health Research and Development – Regional Research Fund (ZCHRD-RRF), to continue studies on the determination of antibiotic (Chlortetracycline) residue of Gallus gallus domesticus (Chicken) meat products sold from the said city’s public markets.
The study signifies the safety of human food consumption wherein the residue in meat must be regulated to prevent unwanted health effects in humans such as toxicity and the risk of antibiotic resistance. This study aspires to address the need to create awareness, to give rightful information on the essential use of regulated drugs, like antibiotics and to provide fundamental data for future surveillance of these public health hazards
The grant will be utilized to obtain the necessary provisions, supplies and materials, and chemical reagents for the conduct of several analyses of antibiotic residue present in chicken meat products.
Leading the study is Mr. Ben-Frazier Sabtula, BS Pharmacy graduate and current member of the Universidad de Zamboanga faculty. His study on the determination of antibiotic residue of chicken meat products becomes the second research funded locally through the ZCHRD – RRF. The study is expected to yield statistical data on the extent of antibiotic use in Livestock Production, a consolidated data based on the result of the research for proper action, and information on the effect of antibiotic residue in meat products within the course of 6 months.
The DOST through its various arms provides funding for studies in designing, implementing, and managing health research projects.
Regular staff and faculty members of research institutes, medical and allied health sciences, hospitals, and other health-related agencies may submit research proposals to the ZCHRD secretariat via Electronic Mail.