WHA63.21 - WHO's Role and Responsibilities in Health Research. WHA Resolution; Sixty-third World Health Assembly, 2010
(2010; 63 pages) [Arabic] [Chinese] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]


REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to provide leadership in identifying global priorities for research for health;
  2. to implement the strategy within the Organization at all levels and with partners, and in line with the references to research for health in the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property;
  3. to improve the quality of research within the Organization;
  4. to provide adequate core resources in proposed programme budgets for the implementation of the research for health strategy;
  5. to ensure that the highest norms and standards of good research are upheld within WHO, including technical, ethical and methodological aspects and the translation into practice, use and dissemination of results and to review and align the architecture and governance of the Organization’s research activities and partnerships;
  6. to provide support to Member States, upon request and as resources permit, in taking relevant actions to strengthen national health research systems and intersectoral collaborations, including capacity building in order to create a sustainable critical mass of health systems and health policy researchers in developing countries;
  7. to strengthen the role of WHO collaborating centres as a well-established, effective mechanism for cooperation between the Organization and countries in the field of research for health;
  8. to report to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly on the implementation of this resolution, through the Executive Board, in 2012.
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