28th World Health Assembly (May 1975)

WHA28.70 WHO's role in the development and coordination of biomedical research

The Twenty-eighth World Health Assembly,

Having considered the Director-General's report on WHO's work on the development and coordination of biomedical research;

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2. REQUESTS the Director-General to accelerate work on formulating a comprehensive long-term WHO programme for the development and coordination of biomedical research and to pay particular attention to:

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(2) expanding and intensifying the special programme for research and training in tropical and parasitic diseases (including the formation of task forces in relation to the promotion of research in the major tropical diseases);

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4. THANKS those governments and voluntary agencies which have contributed funds for promoting WHO's research activities, particularly the special programme for research and training in tropical diseases;

5. EXPRESSES the hope that all Member States and voluntary agencies will make funds and other resources available to the maximum extent possible for the purpose of forwarding such research and research training activities, with special emphasis on the problems of the developing countries; and

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