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In 2006, UNICEF, the Peruvian Ministry of Health, and PATH performed an evaluation in Peru to assess perceptions of acceptability and safety of automatic retractable syringes in an immunization setting and their affect on waste disposal. The evaluation showed that retractable syringes were seen as a reliable, easy-to-use, preferred alternative to standard disposables in the campaign setting. The evaluation also found that retractable syringes have the potential to improve the safe management of sharps waste.

Corporate author(s): PATH, UNICEF, Peruvian Ministry of Health

Publication date: October 2008

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Region: Global

See also:

Health technologiesSafe injection

Health technologiesHealth care waste management

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