Medical devices

Global collaborations

WHO Regional offices

The WHO Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Devices unit works closely with regional and country offices to implement health technologies resolution WHA60.29 and to carry out the Global Initiative on Health Technologies. The following are links to related programmes in the regions:


WHO Collaborating Centres

WHO Collaborating Centres play an important role in supporting the implementation of health technologies resolution WHA60.29 and in contributing to the work of the Global Initiative on Health Technologies. The following centres have received designation as WHO Collaborating Centres in recognition of their contributions:

Health technology assessment Collaborating Centres


Centre National de Formation des Techniciens en Maintenance Hospitalière - CNFTMH (Senegal)

Health technology management Collaborating Centres

WHO Agreements

WHO also works with non-governmental organizations and has signed agreements with organizations to implement health technologies resolution WHA60.29 and the Global Initiative on Health Technologies.

NGO's with official relations
Organizations with Memoranda of Understanding

Contact information

medicaldevices@who.int

Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Devices
Essential Medicines and Health Products
20 Avenue Appia
1211, Geneva 27
Phone: +41 22 791 1239
Fax: +41 22 791 4836