Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Vice President of WSO attended the WHO Global Forum of Medical Devices which was held in Visakhapatnam, India, from December 13th to 15th 2018. There was a plenary session and a workshop on the use of Medical devices in the diagnosis and management of NCDs. Dr Pandian gave a talk on “Medical Technology and its role in Establishing Stroke Care Services Globally: World Stroke Organization and WHO Perspective”. He discussed about the WSO action plan with WHO stroke intervention list incorporating medical devices which are essential for stroke care services. Evidence based medical technologies across all levels of health care: Minimal (Primary care), Essential (Secondary care), Advanced (Tertiary) were identified and a draft policy document is being planned to be prepared in collaboration with WHO through the WSO Task Force on Medical Technologies in stroke care.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.