World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017
The primary purpose of this document is to encourage greater investments in cutting edge research that will lead to policy and programmes for effective transformation of the health landscape in the WHO South-East Asia Region. At a more basic level, it also hopes to inspire a newer generation of researchers to take up the numerous health challenges faced by the Region’s populations and come up with the knowledge and expertise needed to overcome them. The document attempts to achieve these objectives through a presentation of case studies showcasing research-driven health interventions, across the South-East Asia, over the last several decades. These transformative initiatives have saved millions of lives and contributed to significant gains in improving health in the Region.