Fortieth session

WPR/RC40.R7

Development of Health Research

         The Regional Committee,

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

         Noting the efforts being made to ensure effective research coordination at the national level in order to relate research priorities to the solution of major health or health-related problems;

         Noting also the progress being made in strengthening national research capability, particularly in developing countries, through the organization of national training courses in research methodology and the award of training and research grants;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research at its twelfth session;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to implement the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research;
    (2) to ensure that the research activities will help to solve the health problems of the countries and areas conducting them and that their results are made available to all other Member States;
    (3) to foster closer cooperation between developed and developing countries to promote technology transfer in the health field.

* WPR/RC40/8 Rev.1

21 September 1989


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