Advancing patient care through MedTech

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association advancing innovation responsibility

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Who we are

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED), founded in 1985, is a not-for-gain industry association committed to advancing patient care through MedTech. With the objective of being the voice of the South African MedTech and In- Vitro Diagnostics industry, we help our members to contribute towards, and participate in, an ethical and sustainable health sector. SAMED is committed to providing the MedTech industry with a collective, objective and credible platform for engagement with all stakeholders.

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What we do

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SAMED strives to safeguard, promote and represent the common interests of members with all relevant authorities and stakeholders

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SAMED drives compliance to ethical principles and practices in the conduct of member’s businesses and affairs

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SAMED promotes access to medtech for better patient outcomes

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SAMED shapes best practice in standards, policies and regulatory requirements applicable to the medtech industry

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SAMED supports medtech growth for healthcare sustainability

Our strategic purpose is underpinned by the need for sustainable economic and social transformation – to encourage a more diverse and inclusive medtech sector.

Key Initiatives

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Data with Integrity, a programme driven by the South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED), will build an increasingly detailed and reliable picture of the medtech sector in South Africa.

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As part of SAMED’s efforts to support change and drive diversity, equity and inclusion in the medtech sector, we host specific forums to discuss barriers and obstacles for Women in Medtech.

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SAMED has focused efforts on improving payment timelines by provincial health departments through our Public Sector Debt Tracking initiative as long payment timelines pose a threat to sustainability and patient care.

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SAMED and YES have embarked on an exciting partnership to unlock thousands of work opportunities for South African youth while transforming the country’s medtech and healthcare sectors.

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Latest News

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SAMED CEO Pulse: SAMED taking the Pulse of Medtech

SAMED 2023 Annual Conference: Accelerate Connect Converge Rebuild

Women in Medtech Forum: Rising together – Empowering Change

Anonymous whistleblowing hotline

Whistleblowing is recognised as the most effective measure to guard against fraudulent or unethical activity within organisations. The Medical Device Code whistleblowing hotline is an anonymous tip-off mechanism- available to any member of the public or SAMED wishing to report contraventions of the Code. The hotline is independently managed and available 24/7.

Contact the medical device code hotline:

  • Free call: 0800 00 04 68
  • E-mail: samed@tip-offs.com accompanied by the completed complaint form.
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