Priority medical devices
List of priority medical devices
Core medical equipment refers to technologies that are commonly considered as important or necessary for specific preventive, diagnostic, treatment or rehabilitation procedures carried out in most health care facilities. WHO has been working, along with experts, collaborating centres and Member States, to develop several tools for better resource allocation, selection, incorporation and safe use.
Priority medical devices project
The priority medical device project assessed the availability and current use of medical devices, and identified gaps in the research agenda for medical devices.
Medical devices are required for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases. Medical devices range from simple to sophisticated and there more than 10 000 types of medical devices available making proper selection appropriate to the needs of the population, the available infrastructure and clinical procedures very complicated. The sections contained herein are meant to assist countries in understanding what technologies are available, under development and suitable for their particular context.
For maternal, newborn, and child health
For noncommunicable diseases
- Africa Region - Laboratories and Health Technology
- Region of Americas - Medicines and Health Technologies
- European Region - Health Technologies and Medicines
- Eastern Mediterranean Region - Medical Devices
- South-East Asia Region - Health Technology and Patient Safety Topics
- Western Pacific Region - Health technology and laboratory