WHO has established good cooperation in the areas of medical imaging and devices with WHO Collaborating Centres, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in “official relations with the WHO” (i.e. officially affiliated), the Global Steering Group for Education and Training in Diagnostic Imaging, regional WHO offices and multiple UN organizations.
Imaging for Saving Kids – the Inside Story about Patient Safety in Paediatric Radiology was held on 26th May 2015 at the United Nations Office in Geneva, house in the Palais des Nations. This event brought policymakers, healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers and patients together to jointly discuss what can be done to improve health and service delivery by maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks when using medical imaging in children and how this can be achieved
Global Steering Group for Education and Training in Diagnostic Imaging
This Global Steering Group for Education and Training in Diagnostic Imaging was officially established after a WHO Meeting on Training and Education in Diagnostic Imaging held in Geneva, Switzerland, 31 May - 3 June 1999. The objective of the Steering Group is to coordinate various training activities organized by international and regional societies, and join forces in order to improve quality, quantity, and equity of diagnostic imaging services worldwide, especially in low-resource countries.
NGOs in official relations with WHO
The aims of cooperation with NGOs “in official relations” (i.e. officially affiliated) with WHO are to advocate integrative global health policy, technical standards and consistency in health services coverage and delivery; to ensure work towards coordinated technical and resource inputs to countries; to mobilize specific constituencies to ensure global resources for health services delivery; to maintain and develop strategic relationships with technical and research partners; to foster relationships with relevant advocacy and civil society groups. WHO is supporting collaboration on local, national, regional and international levels in order to influence changes towards achieving the highest level of healthcare. The partnership can be based on working or “official relations” with WHO but also through strategic and informal collaborations as in teamwork, partnership, alliance-building and cooperation.
NGOs in official relations with the WHO Which Conduct Work in Diagnostic Imaging
- DITTA: Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT & Radiation Therapy Trade Association
- HUMATEM: Pour l’appui a l’euipement medical des pays en developpement
- IOMP: International Organization for Medical Physics
- ISR: International Society of Radiology
- ISRRT: International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists
- RAD-AID International
WFUMB: World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology