WHO Medical Devices Newsletter, August 2019

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Here is the latest information shared by WHO's Adriana Velázquez regarding Medical Devices and the World Health Organization. August 2019 Edition.

Call for Applications for the 3rd WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostic (EDL)

Application period now open for the WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics List 3rd Edition (2020). The goal is to add more in vitro diagnostic tests:

The deadline for submissions is 8th September 2019 and only complete applications will be accepted.

Submitters are requested to read the Procedure to update the WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL) and the Guide to the preparation of submissions for test categories in the EDL, which will help submitters to ensure that complete information is presented in their submissions.

Please see more information for submissions


WHO is Recruiting: Post for Digital Health

Team Lead (Capacity Building and Collaboration in Digital Health) - 1903630

Other positions: https://www.who.int/careers/en/

More information on Digital Health at WHO  https://www.who.int/health-topics/digital-health/#tab=overview


WHO Internship Programme 2020 

Further to the WHA71.13 resolution Reform of the global internship programme adopted on May 2018, and as described in the Human Resources annual report presented at the 72nd WHA, WHO will provide stipends to all interns who need support as of January 2020.

1st September - 15th October 2019: All internship positions starting between January and June 2020 will be posted as individual advertised vacancies specific to the needs of the technical units and advertised on the WHO Careers web pages under the Global Internship Programme sectionAny student who has not applied before the 15th October will not be considered for the January – June 2020 internship period. 


Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) Consultation

The GReAT Consultation 2019 will be held in Geneva on 22 and 23 August 2019 and will bring academics, practitioners, policy makers, and assistive technology users together to guide the content development of the Global Report. A call for contributions to the 2-day programme closed on 10 April. A total of 122 abstracts were submitted, and 85 contributions have been accepted for presentation at the Consultation.

Please see more information here.



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Thank you. Please share the above information with all those that might be interested.


Best regards,


Adriana Velazquez Berumen

Senior advisor on medical devices

Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland