Suggested COVID-19 information resources links related to Medicines, In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) and other Medical Devices

Last Updated 13 August 2020 by Fernanda Lessa

General resources

  • PAHO

PAHO COVID-19 web page

Tehcnical Documents including:

*Post-authorization Surveillance of Medical Products during a Pandemic Emergency (NEW)

*Considerations for Regulatory Oversight of Clinical Trials in the COVID-19 Pandemic

*Regulation of Medical Devices in the context of COVID-19

*Crisis Management during an Epidemic: General guidelines for efficient response coordination by national regulatory authorities

Regulatory considerations on authorization of the use of convalescent plasma (PC) to address the COVID-19 emergency: 

Reliance for Emergency Use Authorization of Medicines and Other Health Technologies in a Pandemic (e.g. COVID-19) 

Technical specifications on medical devices

* List of priority medical device (NEW)

Essential Medicines List 

  • WHO

WHO Regulatory Updates on COVID-19: (NEW)

COVID-19 map:

COVID-19 site

COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor

OSHA – Guía sobre la Preparación de los Lugares de Trabajo para el virus COVID-19:


 In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) 

Medical Devices

Scientific Journals