WHO Essential Diagnostics List – Call for submissions for EDL 4

Posted on 02.02.2022

World Health Organisation (WHO) has commenced the annual process for stakeholders to submit recommendations for the addition of new IVDs to the WHO Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). This year the WHO has indicated an interest in receiving applications/recommendations for IVDs in 23 specific categories, though the WHO has indicated it will consider applications/recommendations for IVDs outside of those categories. The call details, including deadlines, priorities and submission process, can be found under this link. Please note the two-phase process begins with a pre-submission period that will close on 15 March 2022 at 12 PM CEST. The full submission deadline is 31 July 2022, 12 PM CEST.

Interested stakeholders are invited to express their intention to apply for the EDL 4 by reaching the Secretariat. In addition, WHO’s most recent publication that serves as a guide to countries considering the implementation of an EDL is available here.

For more information, contact Diana Kanecka, Senior Manager International Affairs.