Medical Devices are considered a fundamental component of Health Systems; the benefits they can provide continue to increase as they’re essential to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate illnesses and diseases in a safe and effective way.
The steps that involve Medical Devices manufacturing, regulation, planning, assessment, acquisition, and management are complex but essential to guarantee their quality, safety and compatibility with the settings in which they are used.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the Medicines and Health Technologies area, supports countries of the Americas Region with Medical Device Regulation, Health Technology Management and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). PAHO undertakes several activities in order to build capacity in Member States through Regional meetings and workshops, technical cooperation, information sharing, and training through online courses.
Following you can find several resources developed by PAHO: