Forty-fourth session


Development of Health Research

         The Regional Committee,

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

         Recalling resolution WPR/RC42.R7 on the development of health research;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research (WPACHR) at its fourteenth session;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to establish research priorities based on needs and direct their research efforts towards these priorities;
    (2) to concentrate efforts on applied or operational research, the results of which can immediately be utilized to eliminate or reduce their health problems;
    (3) to establish a national focal point to coordinate and manage health research activities, if this does not already exist;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to implement the WPACHR recommendations if the relevant resources are available;
    (2) to continue to support individual and group research training activities;
    (3) to establish an effective health research information network involving national health research councils or analogous bodies and WHO Collaborating Centres.

* WPR/RC44/10

17 September 1993

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