Resources for policy makers
WHO recognizes the field of genomics as a powerful vehicle for achieving global health equity. The Human Genetic Programme encourages policy makers to assess the relevance and utility of genetic research and technologies to the health needs of their countries. This section aims to present the challenges and opportunities that genomics poses for policy in the achievement of public health goals.
This section includes a general introduction to genetic diseases, issues around the cost effectiveness of genetic services as well as the important ethical, legal and social implications of the science.