New Science Council to be established

As a science-based establishment, WHO is at all times striving to be on the forefront of scientific progress and its potential to enhance well being for all. A brand new WHO Science Council comprising worldwide specialists from a broad vary of disciplines will assist WHO in deciphering cutting-edge scientific and medical data, in addition to the newest advances in expertise.

The Science Division’s Research for Health division will facilitate the Council’s work in advising on WHO’s high science, analysis, and innovation priorities, specializing in areas of best urgency and figuring out the most important gaps in proof. The Council’s suggestions will probably be given to the Director-General as a part of an enlargement of the scope of the science underpinning WHO’s public well being work.


New international well being challenges are more and more accompanied by speedy advances in science and  expertise, together with options that come up in nonmedical fields and which make use of revolutionary strategies. In accordance with WHO’s directing and coordinating function in well being, the Organization is searching for recommendation from the Science Council on state-of-the-art evidence-based responses to well being challenges.

The phrases of reference for the Science Council, together with data on the decision for nominations, are right here.