Research, evidence, and information are the foundation for sound health policies. WHO supports research for health within the following four goals.
- Capacity - build capacity to strengthen health research systems.
- Priorities - support the setting of research priorities that meet health needs particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
- Standards - develop an enabling environment for research through the creation of norms and standards for good research practice.
- Translation - ensure quality evidence is turned into affordable health technologies and evidence-informed policy.
Finding a faster and more effective way to test Ebola treatments
WHO calls for increased transparency in medical research
Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary
New funding to increase capacity for Ebola outbreak research
Governments commit to advancements in dementia research and care
New trial of TKM-Ebola treatment to start in Sierra Leone
WHO research groups
- International Clinical Trials Registry Platform
- Evidence-informed policy-making
- Health policy and health systems
- Human reproduction
- Influenza research
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- Kobe Centre
- Mental health
- Public health and innovation
- Tropical diseases
- Tuberculosis research
- Vaccine research
WHO strategy on research for health
- World health report 2013: Research and universal health coverage
- WHO guidelines approved by the Guidelines Review Committee