Fifth meeting of the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR)

7–8 July 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

WHO/Europe convenes EACHR’s fifth formal meeting – to be chaired by Professor Róza Ádány, Head of Department of Preventative Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary – in July 2014. Key topics on the agenda comprise:
  • the proposed European action plan on food and nutrition
  • the proposed European action plan on vaccines
  • violence and maltreatment in childhood
  • adolescent health
  • European public health research and Health 2020 implementation
  • migration and health
  • vulnerable populations
  • public health genomics.
Launched in 2011, EACHR promotes and strengthens the use of research evidence in public health decision-making and advises on the formulation of policies to develop health research in the WHO European Region. Reporting directly to the WHO Regional Director for Europe, EACHR:
  • reviews the scientific basis of selected regional programmes;
  • coordinates health research internationally across the Region’s Member States;
  • advises on new findings on priority public health issues and evidence-based strategies to address them; and
  • facilitates the exchange of information on research agendas in the Region and addresses evidence gaps in priority areas.