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DITTA Calls for prioritization of Medical Technologies In United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

13.09.2016 Category: DITTA Press releases

DITTA Calls for prioritization of Medical Technologies In United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


New York, United states, 13 September 2016 – DITTA, the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association, calls for prioritization of medical technologies in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as they remain of key importance to ensure healthy lives and increase access to healthcare.

Medical Technologies (which includes medical devices) are critical in any health delivery system and help in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and control of diseases and maternal, newborn and child health. In fact, the WHO framework on Strengthening Health Systems refers to “medical products, vaccines and technologies” as an essential building block for health systems.

Many of essential medical technology examples are referenced in the WHO Compendium of innovative health techno