WHO Medical Device Technical Series

who-logoTo meet the objectives of the GIHT, WHO and partners have devised an agenda, action plan, tools and guidelines to increase access to appropriate medical devices. A series of reference documents have been developed for use at the country level. The series will include the following subject areas:

  • policy framework for health technology
  • health technology assessment
  • health technology management
    • needs assessment of medical devices
    • medical device procurement
    • medical equipment donations
    • medical equipment inventory management
    • medical equipment maintenance
    • computerized maintenance management systems
  • medical device regulations
  • medical device data
    • medical device nomenclature
    • medical devices by health-care setting
    • medical devices by clinical procedures
  • medical device innovation, research and development.

Included here are the eight documents in the series published thus far (in bold above) .The documents themselves are intended for use by clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, health managers, donors, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions involved in health technology at the district, national, regional or global levels.

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