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Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices

Place: Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Geneva
Date: 22–24 November 2013 (09:00 – 18:00 CET)

The Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products at WHO headquarters is hosting the Second Global Forum on Medical Devices. The Forum will provide the global public health community a platform for information exchange and collaboration to increase access to high-quality, safe, and appropriate priority medical devices.

Objectives of the meeting

  • To define methods of increasing access to priority medical devices under universal health coverage initiative.
  • To share evidence on best practices in health technology assessment, management and regulation of medical devices.
  • To demonstrate the development and use of appropriate and innovative technologies that respond to global health priorities.
  • To present the outcomes of the implementation of the World Health Assembly resolution on health technologies (WHA60.29) and the status of actions resulting from the First Global Forum on Medical Devices.

The meeting is open to external participants and all WHO staff and interns. Registration is available on-site at the event.