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CUB-26 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Regulation of Health Technologies

Director / Head: 
  Ing. Dulce María Martínez Pereira
  Yadira Rodriguez




Institution:
  Subdirección de Equipos Médicos
  Centro para el Control Estatal de Medicamentos, Equipos y Dispositivos Médicos (CECMED)
Address:
  Calle 5ta A # 6020 e/ 60 y 62, Miramar, Playa
  11300
 
Town:
  La Habana
Country:
  CUBA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (+537)72164144
Fax:
 
Web Site:
  http://www.cecmed.cu
Date of Designation:
  14/Jul/2014
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jul/2018
Expiry:
  14/Jul/2022
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assisting PAHO/WHO in the strengthening of the Health Authorities Network for the regulation of medical devices, facilitating effective and timely exchange of regulatory information between countries in the AMRO/PAHO region. 
  2. In collaboration with PAHO/WHO, to improve the capacity in the AMRO/PAHO region on regulation of medical devices through educational activities, development and dissemination of resource materials regarding medical devices regulatory issues. 
  3. To provide technical assistance to support the strengthening of the quality, safety and efficacy of medical devices at the global, regional and national levels. 
  4. To participate in collaborative studies and to conduct regulatory research according to WHO priorities.  
  5. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO, upon request and as appropriate, on the preparation and execution of training and educational activities on quality assurance and radiation protection of radiation medicine services (diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine services). 
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Providing technical advice to WHO 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  4.3.3 - Improved quality and safety of medicines and other health technologies through norms, standards and guidelines, strengthening of regulatory systems, and prequalification
  Ower: 11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
Responsible Officer:
  LEMGRUBER Alexandre
Phone:
  +1 43485
Email:
  lemgruba@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAZQUEZ BERUMEN Adriana
Phone:
 
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork