The breadth and depth of health research supported by WHO's Western Pacific Region office covers all the major public health issues faced by the Region's lower- and middle-income countries, from communicable and non-communicable diseases to maternal/child health and health systems and policies. Working closely with Ministries of Health, WHO supports them to fill knowledge gaps and strenghten the governance and management of national-level research, and develop national research capacity.

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Health Research Portal

WHO sponsored on-going research

To improve the accountability and transparency in health research, a Health Research Portal has been launched in March 2012.
One can search research studies that are being sponsored by the WHO regional or country offices in Western Pacific in different member states since January 2011.
Overtime, access to the final report or other publications for a particular research will also be provided through the same portal.

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Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM)

An online index of medical and health journals published in Member States of the WHO Western Pacific Region.

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Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal

An open access journal dedicated to the surveillance of and response to public health events. The goal of the journal is to create a platform for timely information sharing both within our region and globally to enhance surveillance and response activities.

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News and events

WHO strategy on research for health

WHO strategy on research for health approved by the 63rd World Health Assembly.

New Primary Registry in the WHO Registry Network

The Clinical Research Information Service of the Republic of Korea is now a Primary Registry.

Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)

The Report to the Director-General of the 53rd Meeting of the ACHR is now available.

Research highlights

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