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WHO Medical Devices Newsletter, July 2022

Here's the latest info shared by WHO's Adriana Velazquez regarding Medical Devices and the World Health Organization (April 2022).

 

Dear colleagues, hoping this message finds you safe and in good health. 

You can find:  all past newsletters here;  WHO medical devices information here; WHO in vitro diagnostics information here; WHO oxygen related information here; Health technology assessment page here

Contents: 

  1. Survey
  2. Request for proposals
  3. Public consultation
  4. Two years of C-TAP 
  5. WHO World Days 

 

Survey -10 years of the WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings

 

Do you know the WHO Compendium of innovative technologies for low-resource settings?  Have you used the technologies included in the Compendium? 

We need your help to assess the impact of the Compendium during the last 10 years. 

The survey below is part of a study that aims to assess the impact of the Compendium since its first edition in 2011. Please kindly take the time to tell us how you came to know the Compendium and how you used it over the years. Please share the link with colleagues and collaborators.  Go to survey (closes 11 September 2022)

 

Note for innovators:

If your technology was included in any edition to the WHO Compendium and you have NOT received an email with the link to the “Innovator survey”, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Request for contractors, published in the United Nations Global Market(UNGM) 

Consultants  to perform in vitro diagnostics gap analysis and availability of National Essential in vitro diagnostics List in ASEAN countries  

On 22 July 2022, WHO published a Request for Proposals for contractors for the  to support the in vitro diagnostics gap analysis and national EDL in ASEAN countries. 

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/178866    

Deadline for submissions is 22 August 2022.

 

Consultants  to perform prequalification process for medical devices, CAD TB.

On 7th July 27, 2022, WHO published a request for a contractor to establish a prequalification process for medical devices, initiating with computer aided diagnostics for TB.  

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/177848

Closing date has been extended to 11 of August 2022:  

 

Public consultations on regulations of medical devices

On the WHO Global Model Regulatory Framework 

The 2nd public consultation on WHO Global Model Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices including IVDs (GMRF), is now open for inviting public commentson WHO website at the link below:  

 https://www.who.int/groups/expert-committee-on-biological-standardization 

 Deadline for submission of comments:  29 August 2022. 

Please send comments to Agnes Kijo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

On the Global Competency Framework

The Public Consultation on the Global Competency Framework for Regulators of Medical Products is now open for inviting public comments on the WHO RSS website at the link below:  

https://www.who.int/teams/regulation-prequalification/regulation-and-safety/rss/global-competency-framework   

 

Please use the WHO Comment Form, to provide your comments. 

 Deadline for submission of comments: 5 September 2022.

Please send comments to Andrea Keyter at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  

You are strongly encouraged to share this information with your colleagues or expert groups who may be interested in the subject.  Thank you for taking action!  

 

 

Two years of COVID -Technology Access Pool 

 

2022 marks the second anniversary of C-TAP. The highlights of this year have been: 

  

- US President announced during the Global COVID Summit the agreement between the NIH and the C-TAP. 11 COVID-19 technologies were licensed for use by the C-TAP, through the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). 

  

- A new sublicence agreement between the MPP on behalf of C-TAP, and South African pharmaceutical company Biotech Africa to increase global access to COVID-19  in vitro diagnostic technologies. 

  

Please contact C-TAP to share knowledge, IP or data related to COVID-19 health technologies.  

 

More information https://www.who.int/initiatives/covid-19-technology-access-pool/take-action-now

 

Join C-TAP. 

 

 World Health Days coming soon

 

World Hepatitis Day, 28 July.

On World Hepatitis Day 2022, WHO is highlighting the need for bringing hepatitis care closer to the primary health facilities and communities so that people have better access to treatment and care, no matter what type of hepatitis they may have.

The world is currently facing a new outbreak of unexplained acute hepatitis infections affecting children. WHO, together with scientists and policymakers in affected countries, are working to understand the cause of this infection that does not appear to belong to any of the known 5 types of hepatitis viruses: A,B,C,D, and E.

More information at: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hepatitis-day/2022  and https://www.who.int/health-topics/hepatitis#tab=tab_1

 

World Patient Safety Day, 17 September 2022: Medication without harm.

Every person around the world will, at some point in their life, take medications to prevent or treat illness. However, medications sometimes cause serious harm if incorrectly stored, prescribed, dispensed, administered or if monitored insufficiently. 

More information : https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2022/09/17/default-calendar/world-patient-safety-day-2022

 


 

Stay safe, take care!

 

Adriana Velazquez Berumen, MSc. | Biomedical Clinical Engineer | Team Lead Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostics, MDD | Health Product Policy and Standards Department, HPS | Access to Medicines and Health Products Division, MHP | World Health Organization, WHO | Geneva, Switzerland

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