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|Main Title||Health research strategy for health for all by the year 2000 : report of a subcommittee of the ACHR.|
|CORP Author||World Health Organization. Advisory Committee on Health Research,|
|Publisher||World Health Organization,|
|Subjects||Health Services Research.--https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006302 ; Health Promotion.--https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006293 ; International Agencies.--https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007390 ; Health--Research. ; Gezondheid. ; Onderzoeksprojecten. ; WHO. ; Forschung ; Gesundheitsfèursorge ; Medizin ; Prognose ; Volksgesundheit|
|Additional Subjects||World Health Organization ; Health--Research|
|Collation||89 pages : illustrations|
WHO/RPD/ACHR(HRS)/86. Includes bibliographical references.
This report is the outcome of a study undertaken to outline for the WHO an approach to health research strategy, which sees health development in a historical and evolutionary perspective. There are 2 approaches to disease problems, 1 through control of disease origins, the other through intervention in disease mechanisms. The research strategy of the WHO should be devised primarily in the light of commitment to substantial progress in health by the year 2000, particularly in countries where the need is greatest. Steps that are likely to lead to rapid advance in health care include: control of diseases associated with poverty, control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases specific to the tropics, control of diseases associated with affluence, treatment and care of the sick, and delivery of health services. Goals must be determined in light of the circumstances and priorities of each country; each country should establish targets related to accomplishments in the following areas: national commitments to policies and programs supportive of health for all; improvements in mortality and morbidity rates; improvements in life-style and related health measures; improvements in coverage and various aspects of the quality of care; and improvements in health status and coverage of disadvantaged and marginal subgroups in the population.