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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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
Publications and documents
Expert Consultation on Improving Health Research Management, Governance and Data-Sharing in the Western Pacific
Improving health research governance and management in the Western Pacific: A WHO Expert Consultation
WHA63/22 WHO’s role and responsibilities in health research: Draft WHO strategy on research for health