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Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices


Conference // Geneva, Switzerland

by Martina Contin — last modified Oct 02, 2013 04:15 PM This work EAMBES - European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science is licensed under the Creative Commons License Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported .

22-24 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
The Second Global Forum on Medical Devices will provide the global public health community with a forum for information exchange and collaboration to increase access to high-quality, safe, and appropriate priority medical devices. This will impact the continuum of care ranging from screening to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation under the Universal Health Coverage Strategy. The conference will allow end users and stakeholders from academia, international organizations, industry, and NGOs to share their experiences and challenges in providing access to medical devices.

Objectives
To define methods of increasing access to priority medical devices under the Universal Health Coverage initiative.

To share evidence on best practices in health technology assessment, management and regulation of medical devices.

To demonstrate the development and use of appropriate and innovative technologies that respond to global health priorities.

To present the outcomes of the implementation of the World Health Assembly resolution on health technologies (WHA60.29) and the status of actions resulting from the First Global Forum on Medical Devices.