Towards Improving Access to Medical Devices Through Local Production

Phase II: Report of a Case Study in Four Sub-Saharan Countries

August 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    15th August 2016
  • ISBN 9789241510141
  • Language English
  • Pages 188 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This report identifies the current issues, challenges and opportunities in low-resource settings regarding the production and lifecycle of medical devices. It builds on the findings from phase I, which elaborated on the general barriers and challenges to accessing medical devices in low-resource settings. A feasibility tool is used to evaluate production and manufacturing viability of selected medical devices in a given setting. This report provides an evaluation of the current capacity, policy and infrastructure to locally produce and manufacture selected medical devices both globally and within the four case study countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania.

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