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35th Session of WHO South-East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research (SEA-ACHR)

24-26 October 2017, New Delhi, India

35th Session of WHO South-East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research (SEA-ACHR)

Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English

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Executive Summary

WHO’s constitutional mandate is to help secure “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. Article 2 of WHO’s Constitution mandates that the Organization should “promote and conduct research in the field of health”. One of WHO’s six core functions is to “shape the research agenda and stimulate the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge”. The WHO Strategy on Research for Health, approved by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly in 2010, emphasizes that policies and practices in support of public health should be grounded in scientific knowledge and research-based evidence.