Thirtieth session


WHO's Role in the Development of Biomedical and Health Services Research (including Research Strengthening and Career Structures in Tropical Countries)

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the Regional Director's progress report on the development of biomedical and health services research (including research strengthening and career structures in tropical countries);*

  1. THANKS the Regional Director for his report;
  2. NOTES with satisfaction:
    (1) the Regional Director's continuing success in attracting extrabudgetary funds for research, and
    (2) the discernible impact of the regional research programme at country level;
  3. REQUESTS Member States to establish explicit goals for the strengthening of national research capabilities and to increase efforts to improve career structures for research workers;
  4. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Medical Research, made to the Regional Director at its fourth session;
  5. REQUESTS the Regional Director to implement those recommendations.

* WPR/RC30/17

05 October 1979

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