Medical devices

WHO Technical Specification for Medical Devices

In countries there is a significant need for counselling regarding minimum specifications and requirements that should be considered before starting a process of purchase or donation of medical devices. Having this type of specification allows to improve access to medical devices of high quality, safety and efficacy, as well as planning adequately the financial, infrastructure and human resources, among others, to be considered in the implementation, functioning and decommissioning of the devices. WHO technical specification (TS) for medical devices can provide guidelines in procurement and acquisition process of medical devices.

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WHO Technical Specifications for 61 Medical Devices

The WHO technical specification for 61 medical devices was developed in accordance with essential medical devices needed by the health care facilities. It was complied by WHO in collaboration with a working group of experts.

WHO Technical Specifications for 13 Medical Devices on UN Life-Saving Commodities

The WHO technical specification for 61 medical devices was developed in accordance with essential medical devices needed by the health care facilities. It was complied by WHO in collaboration with a working group of experts.

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