Medical devices

First WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices

9-11 September 2010, Bangkok, Thailand


9 Sept: Plenaries

Inauguration

Welcome address
Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

Inauguration address
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

Global status on medical devices

The power and potential of medical devices

The film titled "the power and potential of medical devices" was shown for the first time at the First WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices. The film highlights the importance of medical devices to health care and reviews the challenges and way forward for improving access to medical devices.

Chair: Dr Carissa Etienne, WHO

Situational global analysis of medical devices
Dr Steffen Groth, WHO

Mismatches in medical devices
Dr Josee Hansen, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Netherlands

Medical device needs in a developing country
Dr Pascience Kibatala, Saint Francis Designated District Hospital, Ifakara, Tanzania

Medical devices and universal access

Chair: Mr Bart Wijnberg, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the Netherlands
Co-chair: Dr Geeta Mehta, WHO

Health systems stengthening and financing medical devices
Dr Charles Ok Pannenborg, The World Bank

Empowering decision makers
Mr Andrew Dillon, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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