WHA67.23 - Health Intervention and Technology Assessment in Support of Universal Health Coverage. WHA Resolution; Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 2014 (Arabic version)
(2014; 4 pages) [Chinese] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Abstract

REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to assess the status of health intervention and technology assessment in Member States in terms of methodology, human resources and institutional capacity, governance, linkage between health intervention and technology assessment units and/or networks with policy authorities, utilization of assessment results, and interest in and impediments to strengthening capacity;
  2. to raise awareness, foster knowledge and encourage the practice of health intervention and technology assessment and its uses in evidence-based decision-making among national policy-makers and other stakeholders, by drawing best practices from the operation, performance and contribution of competent research institutes and health intervention and technology assessment agencies and programmes, and sharing such experiences with Member States through appropriate channels and activities, including global and regional networks and academic institutions;
  3. to integrate health intervention and technology assessment concepts and principles into the relevant strategies and areas of work of WHO, including, but not limited to, those on universal health coverage, including health financing, access to and rational use of quality-assured medicines, vaccines and other health technologies, the prevention and management of noncommunicable and communicable diseases, mother and child care, and the formulation of evidence-based health policy;
  4. to provide technical support to Member States, especially low-income countries, relevant intergovernmental organizations and global health partners, in order to strengthen capacity for health intervention and technology assessment, including, when appropriate, the development and use of global guidance on methods and processes based on internationally agreed practices;
  5. to ensure adequate capacity at all levels of WHO, utilizing its networks of experts and collaborating centres, as well as other regional and international networks, in order to address the demand for support to facilitate evidence-based policy decisions in Member States;
  6. to support the exchange of information, sharing of experiences and capacity-building in health intervention and technology assessment through collaborative mechanisms and networks at global, regional and country levels, as well as ensuring that these partnerships are active, effective and sustainable;
  7. to report on progress in the implementation of this resolution to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
 
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