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

Last Updated 9 Sep 2021 by Fernanda Lessa

General resources

  • PAHO

PAHO has launched a web page that centralizes resources for governments regarding preparation for the eventual introduction and successful roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as resources for the general public to answer questions related to COVID-19 candidate vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine pharmacovigilance dashboard: platform to support regulatory processes for the introduction and the monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines safety, consolidating in a single tool information on the various components of the matter.

PAHO COVID-19 web page

Tehcnical Documents including:

*Recommendations on Regulatory Processes and Aspects related to the Introduction of Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Emergencies

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

*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

Essential Medicines List 

  • WHO

Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination planning for COVID-19 vaccines:

WHO Regulatory Updates on COVID-19:

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

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