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WHO Medical Devices Newsletter, May 2022

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

 

Dear colleagues, we hope 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 here; Health technology assessment page here.

May Newsletter contents:  

  1. Selection has started for the members of the New WHO Advisory group of experts for medical devices. “STAG MEDEV” and for candidates for a staff position “P4” in WHO.
  2. World Health Assembly 75 including discussion on Nomenclature of Medical Devices and other important topics.
  3. Consultation on the Global Model Regulatory framework 

 

 

WHO thanks the experts that have sent expression of interest to be part of the Advisory Group for medical devices 

 

WHO received 161 submissions from 56 countries. 120 submissions included complete dossiers.

The Secretariat  has initiated the selection process for the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Medical Devices (STAG MEDEV).  

https://www.who.int/about/collaboration/open-calls-for-advisory-groups 

Thank you!  Below you can see how many submissions and from which countries were received:  

 

 

For the P4 Staff position,

Job Description - Biomedical Engineer (Priority Medical Devices) (2202903) (who.int)

Thank you to the 190 candidates that applied.

 The selection process by Human Resources, has begun.

 

 

World Health Assembly 75.  (WHA75),  22 to 28th May, 2022

 

Please find the link to all documents ( including the daily agenda), of the World Health Assembly 75, at: https://apps.who.int/gb/e/e_wha75.html

All live and recorded interventions are available in: https://player.4am.ch/who/20220522-28_WHA75/player.html?lang=en (translations available in 6 languages).

 

 

Background:

In the Executive Board EB150, in January 2022,  the following decision  EB150(10), was approved with a request to have intersessional consultations.

  • EB150(10)
    Standardization of medical devices nomenclature

The Member States information sessions and informal consultations took place on 31st March, 29th April and 12th May 2022.

 

Next  steps: decision to be taken by World Health Assembly WHA75, May 2022:

Two documents are posted: A75/11 (the report),  and the A75/11 Add1. (the addendum). This last one includes the draft proposals for the decision to be taken this week by all Member States.

  • A75/11
    Standardization of medical devices nomenclature
    International classification, coding and nomenclature of medical devices

  • A75/11 Add.1
    Standardization of medical devices nomenclature
    International classification, coding and nomenclature of medical devices

 

More information: https://www.who.int/teams/health-product-policy-and-standards/assistive-and-medical-technology/medical-devices/nomenclature

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Consultation on the Global Model Regulatory framework 

 

The 1st round Public Consultation on Global Model Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices including IVDs (GMRF), is now open for inviting public comments on

WHO website at the link below:   https://www.who.int/groups/expert-committee-on-biological-standardization

DEADLINE for submission of comments:  3 June 2022.

Please send comments to Agnes Kijo 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.

 

 


 

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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