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.
World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research launched
Malaria Data Access Committee launched
The challenges of disease elimination – the example of visceral leishmaniasis
WHO Collaborating Centres for influenza and Essential Regulatory Laboratories
Critical research findings for managing dengue
ESSENCE funders renew focus on research management and implementation research
WHO research groups
- A research and development Blueprint for action to prevent epidemics
- 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