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Table 1 Research at WHO - data provided for the biennium budget 2006/07

From: Overview of research activities associated with the World Health Organization: results of a survey covering 2006/07

Research Area WHO
Department
Acronym §Global DALY
Type
Research Expenditure ($US) Number of projects supported *Staff
       Involved in research Total staff
HIV/AIDs, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS I 4,500,000 n/a 31 57
  Global Malaria Programme GMP I 1,350,000 n/a 5 23
  Stop TB Department STB I 9,100,000 n/a 25 114
  Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTD I 1,300,000 n/a 10 31
Subtotal     63,350,000 n/a 71 225
Health System and Services Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research Alliance HPSR IV 3,540,000 30 4 4
  Health System Governance & Service Delivery HDS IV 1,006,800 n/a 6 20
  Health System Financing HSF IV 172,000 n/a 4 19
  World Alliance for Patient Safety programme PSP IV 500,000 27 5 17
  Human Resources
for Health
HRH IV 1,500,000 n/a 5 16
  Essential Health Technologies EHT IV 100,000 6 2 19
  Essential Medicines & Pharmaceutical Policies EMP IV 1,600,000 n/a 40 85
Subtotal     8,418,800 63 66 180
Health Actions in Crisis Emergency Preparedness and Capacity Building EPC III 5,600,000 n/a 3 4
  Emergency Response and Operations ERO III 100,000 n/a 4 11
  Recovery and Transition Programmes REC III N/A n/a 6 17
Subtotal     5,700,000 n/a 13 32
Information, Evidence and Research Health Statistics and Informatics HIS IV 2,000,000 1 5 34
  Research Policy and Cooperation RPC IV 917,012 0 4 4
  Ethics, Equity, Trade & Human Rights ETH IV 30,000 6 4 21
  Health Metrics Network HMN IV N/A 6 13 13
  Knowledge Management and Sharing KMS IV 0 0 0 64
Subtotal     2,947,012 13 26 136
Family and Community Health Child & Adolescent Health & Development CAH I 5,600,000 39 16 26
  Gender, Women and Health GWH I 598,891 n/a 4 5
  Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals IVB I 5,000,000 n/a 18 73
  Reproductive Health & Research RHR I 32,000,000 35 36 62
  Making Pregnancy Safer MPS I 1,000,000 n/a 7 20
  Initiative for Vaccine Research IVR I 20,000,000 25 17 18
  Polio Eradication Initiative POL I 2,500,000 20 11 38
Subtotal     66,698,891 119 109 242
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion CHP II 4,000,000 27 10 80
  Violence & Injury Prevention & Disability VIP III 715,000 3 10 16
  Mental Health & Substance Abuse MHS II 15,000 2 4 15
  Nutrition for Health & Development NHD I 1,000,000 4 7 18
  Tobacco Free Initiative TFI II 2,000,000 n/a 17 35
  WHO Centre for Health and Development, Kobe WHO Kobe Centre IV 2,400,000 6 6 10
Subtotal     10,130,000 42 54 174
Health Security and Environment Epidemic and Pandemic Alert Response EPR I N/A 32 30 107
  Food Safety, Zoonoses & Food borne Diseases FOS I 400,000 17 8 15
  Protection of the Human Environment PHE I 8,460,000 75 32 44
Subtotal     8,860,000 124 70 166
  Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases TDR I 44,600,000 642 38 43
  International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC II 51,400,000 210 102 115
TOTAL     215,004, 703
(n = 34)
1213
(n = 22)
549
(n = 37)
1313
(n = 37)
  1. § Global DALY Types: I Communicable disease, maternal, perinatal and nutritional diseases; II: Noncommunicable diseases; III: Injuries, war and violence. Type IV: Capacity is not a DALY Type and defined by the authors within this paper.
  2. * Source: Questionnaire response plus WHO Staff Directory includes temporary and fixed term staff and excludes interns collated May 2008.