AMTZ campus set to host ‘4th WHO Global Medical Device Forum’ in December

Being hosted on 13th-15th December 2018 in India, it is for the first time in the history of World Health Organization that this conference will be held in the country. Close to 2000 delegates from 194 UN Nations including India are expected to attend


Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Medical Technology Zone (AMTZ) marks a momentous milestone in the medical device manufacturing sector with the announcement of the 4th WHO Global Medical Device Forum on its Campus in Visakhapatnam from 13th-15th December 2018.

It is for the first time in the history of WHO that this conference is being hosted in India and would embark its footprints for the development of technical excellence in the health sector. Close to 2000 delegates from 194 UN Nations including India are expected to attend.

As approved by Government of India, AMTZ would host the most esteemed global congregation on medical devices at its campus which would include plenary, panels, parallel sessions, workshops, exhibition and poster sessions. The outcome would be a compilation of the best practices and guidelines on medical devices for integration into national health plans.

WHO facilitates access to affordable and effective health technologies and also strives to combat communicable diseases like influenza and HIV and non-communicable diseases like cancer and heart disease for building a better and healthier future for people all over the world. The Forum creates the platform to discuss the achievements that have been made in the field and the enormous challenges in low and middle-income countries.

AMTZ is an enterprise under the government of Andhra Pradesh, a 270-acre Zone, dedicated to Medical Device Manufacturing with 200-250 manufacturing units, common scientific facilities, expo halls, convention centre, incubation services providing one stop solution for all manufacturers. It also hosts Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT) that aims to facilitate focussed research on critical components pertaining to medical devices by supporting institutions involved with R & D, Industry, policy makers and knowledge repositories. Named after India’s 11th President Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, KIHT has been set up with the objective to distinguish basic gaps in medical technology and propose the government to do concentrated spending on such areas and help bridge any gaps between academic research and market access.