Advancing patient care through MedTech

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association advancing innovation responsibility

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Postion Paper
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Procurement of Medical Technology
Read More SAMED recognises that effective procurement of medical technology makes an enormous contribution to the quality of care offered by the health system to the public. This paper sets out SAMED’s position on the procurement system required to optimise the contribution of medical technology.
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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

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

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

SAMED promote access to medtech for better patient outcomes

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

SAMED supports medtech growth for healthcare sustainability

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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 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: accompanied by completed complaint form
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Our strength and mandate come from our membership, and our foremost concern is to listen to our members and to represent their interests in a relevant and meaningful way, taking account of external factors and developments that impact on their business and health services more broadly.