Medical devices cover an extremely wide range of products including: syringes, stethoscopes, hip implants, ECG recorders, X-ray equipment, spectacles and dental equipment. In general, a medical device is any product used specifically for health care purposes which is neither a medicine nor a biological product.
A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, or machine used to diagnose, treat, monitor, or alleviate disease or injury. It is also used to prevent disease and compensate for injury.
More information at Medical Devices Webpage
PAHO. CD42.R10 on Medical Devices from the PAHO. 42nd Directing Council. (2000)
Health technology assessment
PAHO. SPP39/6. (2005) Strengthening of National Programs for Organ Donations and Transplants
WHO Programmes and activities