Thirty-second session

WPR/RC32.R14

Development of Health Research

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Regional Director on the development of health research;*

  1. NOTES with satisfaction:
    (1) the Regional Director's initiative in developing awareness of the importance of research and its relevance to the long-term goal of health for all by the year 2000;
    (2) the keen interest, generated in some Member States, in establishing a national focal point for the effective management and coordination of health research, as part of the managerial process for national health development;
    (3) the gradual increase in national research resources, including trained research manpower;
  2. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Medical Research made to the Regional Director at its sixth session;
  3. REQUESTS Member States:
    (1) to strengthen national health research management processes in order to orient research activities more towards the long-term goal of health for all by the year 2000;
    (2) to continue to develop national self-reliance in carrying out health research that is directly relevant to the health problems of society;
  4. REQUESTS the Regional Director to implement the above-mentioned recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Medical Research.

* WPR/RC32/13

25 September 1981


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