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Regulation of medical devices : a step-by-step guide
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

The purpose of Regulation of medical devices: a step-by-step guide is to improve access by countries to quality and safe medical devices by offering guidance on strengthening their regulatory controls. It provides decision-makers with a roadmap for implementing regulatory systems in their national settings and a step-by-step approach towards the development of national programmes for the regulation of medical devices. It can be applied by any country seeking to develop its regulatory capacity

Stepwise implementation of a quality management system for a health laboratory
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Health laboratory services provide vital support for disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment management, screening and surveillance. It is therefore an imperative that laboratory operations adhere to best practices and quality standards to ensure generation of accurate, reliable and timely results. ISO 15189:2012 “Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence” was developed by the International Organization for Standardization to assist health laboratories in developing thei...

Patient safety assessment manual : second edition
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

The Patient safety assessment manual is a component of the WHO Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative. The manual integrates different standards that are directly related to the recommended WHO patient safety interventions and challenges. These standards cover five patient safety domains: leadership and management, patient and public involvement, safe evidence-based clinical practices, safe environment and lifelong learning. The manual is intended to provide health care professionals wit...

From HIV testing to lifelong care and treatment : access to the continuum of HIV care and treatment in the Eastern Mediterranean Region : progress report 2014
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

The initiative to "End the HIV treatment crisis" in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region was launched in 2013 with the vision of scaling-up access to treatment to achieve universal coverage by 2020. This progress report provides the status of access to the continuum of HIV care in the Region, using data available up to end 2013. The report also describes actions that countries can take scale up access to HIV treatment

Role and contribution of the private sector in moving towards universal health coverage
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean