Forty-sixth session

WPR/RC46.R12

Development of Health Research

         The Regional Committee,

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

         Recalling resolution WPR/RC44.R14 on the development of health research;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research (WPACHR) at its fifteenth session;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to undertake priority health research, the results of which can immediately be applied for countries' benefit;
    (2) to establish a national focal point to coordinate and manage health research activities, if this does not already exist;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director, subject to availability of resources:
    (1) to implement the WPACHR recommendations;
    (2) to continue to support individual and group research training activities;
    (3) to support research proposals in priority areas;

    (4) to consult with Member States on the draft five-year Strategic Plan for Health Research in the Region.

* WPR/RC46/12

15 September 1995


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