4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
13 to 15 December, 2018
AMTZ, Visakhapatnam, India

About Global Forum

The 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices will be held on December 13 to 15, 2018 in India

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About Venue

The venue of the conference is AMTZ, Visakhapatnam, India

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Abstract Submission Form

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Namaste! Greetings from India!

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, along with the World Health Organization welcomes the participants and delegates of the “4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices “Increasing access to medical devices” to be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th , December 2018. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has been a strong proponent of World Health Organization’s initiative to convene the Global Forum on medical devices to improve access to safe, effective, innovative, accessible, affordable and appropriate medical devices.

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The 4th  Global Forum will build upon the work that was accomplished at the 1st Global Forum in Bangkok in 2010, the 2nd in Geneva in 2013, and the 3rd also in Geneva in 2017. The most recent Global Forum was attended by approximately 600 participants from over 100 Member States. These events function as the main opportunity to disseminate and share information on medical devices for global health.

Health technologies are essential for a functioning health system. Recognizing this important role of health technologies, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution..

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Background of the Forum

Considering that countries need medical devices to achieve universal health coverage, respond to health emergencies, and keep population safe; and that Member States recognized in resolution WHA 60.29, that medical devices are indispensable for health care delivery but their selection, regulation and use presents enormous challenges, WHO proposed to organize the 4th Global Forum on Medical Devices.

Statement on the Fourth WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices

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Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Limited (AMTZ)

Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Limited (popularly known as AMTZ) is an enterprise under the Government of Andhra Pradesh, a 270 Acre zone, dedicated for Medical Device Manufacturing. The objective behind this ‘One-Stop- Solution’ is not only to reduce the cost of manufacturing up to 40% or to just simplify the end-to- end operations. AMTZ envisions to put India on the global map of high end medical equipment production and make health care products affordable and accessible not only for India but for world at large.

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