- Promote the importance of technology assessment in support of the health
policy making process among the WHO member countries.
- Assist WHO in the collection and distribution of information pertaining
to the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, cost and other social and ethical
implications of medical and health technology.
- Collaborate with the member countries in the implementation of training
seminars for policy makers as users of technology assessment information
and to support education efforts in the field of technology assessment
theory and practice. A special emphasis will be given to the training
of teachers of the School of Public Health, Medical Schools and Health
- Assist member countries in the establishment of technology assessment
systems, organizations and programs at the governmental level and at
universities and Research Centers.
- Collaborate on technology assessment programs and provide methodological
support to researchers of member countries and participate in join and
collaborative research projects.
- Provide technical guidance in the development of libraries and documentation
centers and support the efforts of country researches to publish their
worked in recognized journals.
- Promote collaboration among institutions of member
countries in the various fields of technology assessment and especially
with Canadian institutions.