Forty-eighth 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/RC46.R12 on the development of health research;

  1. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Western Pacific Advisor Committee on Health Research (WPACHR) at its sixteenth session and the Strategic plan for health research in the Western Pacific Region, 1997-2001;
  2. URGES Member States:
    (1) to undertake priority health research especially as it relates to the new directions advocated in New horizons in health, and to disseminate results which can immediately be applied for policy-making;
    (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 report back to the Regional Committee at its forty-ninth session through his report on actions taken to strengthen the dissemination of research results in the Western Pacific Region.

* WPR/RC48/11

26 September 1997

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