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WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research 50 Years

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									                                    WHO Advisory Committee
                                      on Health Research

                                             50 Years:
                                            1959 - 2009




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Setting the stage for the establishment of the ACHR

                                                              1948
                          7 April 1948: WHO
                          Constitution comes into force


                                     7 April is now World
                                     Health Day



                            Article 2 of the Constitution:
                            to promote and conduct
                            research in the field of health




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Setting the stage for the establishment of the ACHR

                                                                                1949
  2nd World Health Assembly
  adopted Guiding principles
  on research:

     (1) research and coordination of research are essential functions of WHO
     (2) first priority should be given to research directly related to the programmes
         of WHO
     (3) research should be supported in existing institutions and should form part
         of the duties of field teams supported by WHO
     (4) all locally supported research should be so directed as to encourage
         assumption of responsibility for its continuance by local agencies where
         indicated
     (5) WHO should not consider at the present time the establishment, under its
         own auspices, of international research institutions


  Creation of WHO Collaborating Centres – today number
  more than 900 with 500+ active in research




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Setting the stage for the establishment of the ACHR


    WHO and UNESCO create CIOMS, The Council for
                                                      1949
    International Organizations of Medical Sciences




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
The 12th World Health Assembly sees the establishment
of Advisory Committee on Medical Research (ACMR) and    1959
the Special Account for Medical Research




 WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Functions of the ACHR:
                                                       1959
 •    Advise the Director-General on the general
      orientation of WHO’s research
 •    Advise on the formulation of global priorities
      for health research
 •    Review research activities, monitor their
      execution and evaluate their results
 •    Formulate ethical criteria applicable to these
      research activities
 •    Take a prominent part in the harmonization
      of WHO’s research efforts between the
      country, regional and interregional levels,
      and in their effective global synthesis




     WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
  Establishment of the ACHR in the Americas   1962




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Plans for a world health research centre rejected
by the World Health Assembly
                                                    1965




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Founding of The International Agency for Research on
Cancer (IARC) to coordinate international efforts on
                                                       1965
cancer research




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Establishment of the Expanded Programme of
Research in Human Reproduction               1972




 WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Special Programme for Research and Training in
Tropical Diseases (TDR) is announced             1975




  WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Decentralization of research policy and establishment
of 5 Regional ACHRs
                                                            1976




         ACMR discuss and recommend the need for WHO to create
         a Special Programme for health systems research



  WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ADG on ACMR being renamed ACHR:                              1986
                 Their distinguished members were very far
                 from the stereotyped image of the
                 scientists shut up in their ivory
                 tower…..they were deeply involved in
                 world health problems and in finding
                 solutions…




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
    ACHR lead the Technical Discussions at the 43rd WHA
    on the "Role of Health Research in the Strategy for Health
                                                                 1990
    for All by the year 2000”



Support essential health research and build
national research capacity

     Identify appropriate methods for trend
     assessment and priority setting


             Translate research goals and
             priorities into Health for All




     WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR publishes Research for Health: Principles,
Perspectives, Strategies                                               1993

                                                Formation of the Council on Health
                                                Research and Development
                                                (COHRED)




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
The ACHR and CIOMS involved in a number
of collaborations over the years
                                            1994




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR Meeting at WHO Headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland
                                            1997




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR publish A Research Policy Agenda for Science
and Technology to support Global Health Development                      1998
                                                Establishment of the
                                                Global Forum for
                                                Health Research




                                                      AHPSR formed by the Global
                                                      Forum and hosted by WHO




    WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR Meeting
                                            2000




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
Report released on Genomics and World Health   2002




 WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR Meeting in June at WHO Headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland                         2003




   WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
ACHR advise on creation of the WHO Strategy
on Research for Health
                                              2007




  WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
The 50th Session of the ACHR in Geneva, Switzerland   2008




WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research
52nd Session of the ACHR in conjunction with               2009
the 43rd Session of the PAHO ACHR




                                               Held in Panama City,
                                               Panama




  WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research

								
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