header ced about

WHO Medical Devices Newsletter, October 2019

Here's the latest info shared by WHO's Adriana Velázquez regarding Medical Devices and the World Health Organization (October 2019 Edition).

Launch of the Second Essential in vitro diagnostic list, full report

Dear Colleagues

The World Health Organization is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the ‘Report of the second meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In-Vitro Diagnostics’, this includes the Second WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics (EDL).

The objective is to share the report which lists 122 in-vitro diagnostic categories and incorporates evidence base and expositions of the applications to be included on the EDL and the basis of decisions made to list or reject these IVDs. The evidence is expected to guide countries on constituting their national EDLs. In addition, the report also presents decision summaries on suggested edits to the first EDL, recommendations on various matters of in vitro diagnostics including the framework for developing future editions, and proposed actions for implementation of the EDL in regions and countries.

Venue: 5 November 2019 from 14:00 to 15:30 in the Salle B at WHO headquarters.

For those in the Geneva area, please confirm your participation by filling the registration form: http://reg.unog.ch/e/Launch2ModelListIVD

Further information, agenda and the live streaming of the session will be available on the following website: https://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/selection_in-vitro/en/

Any questions can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Draft agenda :

IFMBE CED WHO Draft Agenda


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

Print   Email

111 Hermann Drive, Suite 12B
   Houston, TX 77004

Contact IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division

Follow us on