WHA calls for five demonstration projects on health research relevant to the developing world

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 29 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3497
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Assembly has moved a step further to creating a global convention on stimulating research and development in the health problems of developing countries.

This week’s assembly agreed that the World Health Organization should establish a global health observatory to monitor and analyse relevant information on research and development. It also called for five health demonstration projects to fill research gaps that disproportionately affect developing countries. The assembly agreed that a meeting would take place before the end of 2013 to identify …

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