south african medical technology industry association
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SAMED Committees

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As a member of SAMED, we welcome your input and involvement on these committees.

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To ensure good governance the SAMED committees are governed by the following SOP’s

Current committees and their key objectives include:

1. SALDA/SAMED Africa Forum
The Africa forum keeps SAMED members abreast of Medical Device and IVD regulatory requirements of different countries on the continent.

2. Code Committee
This committee aims to ensure that SAMED members are aware of and embrace the Medical Device Code of Ethical Business and Marketing Practice.  

3. Market Access Committee
This committee focuses on influencing the reimbursement and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices and technologies in both the private and public sectors. Deliberations regarding NHI also falls within this committee’s mandate. The committee aims to partner with Government, to overcome shortcomings in the supply chain management (tender) system, report contraventions, and assist with outstanding payments.

4. Orthopaedic Suppliers Committee
This committee is specifically involved in Elective Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, working closely with the Orthopaedic association SAOA. The Committee has ongoing engagement with the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA) re: congresses, venues, fair market value, fellowships.

5. Regulatory Committee
This committee aims to foster the creation of an effective harmonised legislative environment for the Medical Devices industry. The committee hosts regular Regulatory forums for members assisting them in the licencing process and implementation of regulations.