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Subject: Health technologies > Safe injection

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Evaluation of a Retractable Syringe in South Africa: Acceptability, Safety, and Cost Implications

In 2006 and 2007, PATH assessed the acceptability, perception of safety, effect on waste management, and cost implications of using retractable syringes in immunization and curative settings in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The research included focus group discussions and individual interviews, observations, an anonymous questionnaire, and a spreadsheet-based model to estimate costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness.

Publication date: October 2007

Region: Global

Field Evaluation of the Acceptability and Feasibility of Syringe Melters in Indonesia

In 2006, PATH conducted a field evaluation of three syringe melters temporarily placed in five health centers in Kulon Progo District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The evaluation assessed the performance of the devices, acceptability by health workers, fit into the existing waste-management system, and potential design modifications. The evaluation demonstrated that, while feasible, the introduction of syringe melting into an existing health care waste management system may require significant shifts in waste-management practices. 

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Small-Scale Incinerator Construction: Recommendations from the Rwanda Experience

This report documents a partnership in Rwanda to support infrastructure and systems development to ensure the safe handling, treatment, and final disposal of infectious medical waste.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Personal Protective Equipment for Waste Handlers and Incinerator Operators

This training aid was developed as part of Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste. The aid includes a graphical representation of the equipment needed to help protect waste handlers and incinerators during the collection, treatment, and final disposal of health care waste.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Global

Achieving Effective Sharps Waste Management in GAVI Host Countries

This document presents an analysis of safer sharps-waste management activities, including practical options using available or emerging technologies. The analysis includes an estimate of the baseline burden of disease from unsafe injection practices, the proposed solutions' potential impact on burden of disease, and a cost-effectiveness analysis of the proposed solutions.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Global

Key Steps in Sharps Waste Disposal

This training aid was developed as part of Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste. The aid includes a graphical representation of the key steps involved in the safe management of health care waste: segregation, containment, handling and storage, transport, treatment or destruction, and disposal.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Global

Segregation of Medical Waste

This training aid was developed as part of Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste. The aid includes a graphical representation of the segregation of medical waste into three categories: non-infectious, infectious, and sharps. Over the last few years, a number of countries have adapted the basic concepts and developed country-specific versions of this aid for training and for display in health facilities. The document available here is a link to an example adapted for Kenya.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Global

A HealthTech Historical Profile: Technologies for Injection Safety

This document provides an historical overview of PATH's work on technologies for injection safety.

Publication date: January 2006

Region: Global

Medical Waste Management for Primary Health Centers in Indonesia

In 2003 and 2004, PATH worked with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to build awareness and provide policy guidance to the country's decision-makers. This report describes the process and lessons learned implementing pilot waste-management systems in three districts of Yogyakarta province. The report was used to guide development of waste-management policy in Indonesia and could serve as a useful model for other countries.

Publication date: October 2005

Region: Global

Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, and shredding/compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from several developing countries are described.

Publication date: October 2005

Region: Global

A HealthTech Historical Profile: The Uniject Device

Historical profile on the PATH development and advancement of the Uniject device.

Publication date: July 2005

Region: North America and Europe

A HealthTech Historical Profile: Vaccine Vial Monitors

Historical profile on the PATH development and advancement of vaccine vial monitors.

Publication date: July 2005

Region: North America and Europe

PATH Today (Spring 2005)

Publication date: May 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Directions in Global Health (Volume 2, Issue 1)

The April 2005 issue of Directions in Global Health features five PATH projects: efforts to improve health among migrant communities in China, Thailand, and Cambodia; the Global Campaign for Microbicides, PATH's Woman's Condom, procurement of safe-injection supplies under the PEPFAR program, and the Rotavirus Vaccine Program.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Guiding Principles for Managing Medical Waste

This document provides a brief overview of key considerations for developing a medical waste-management plan at the facility, district, and national levels.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Global

Senegal: Changing the Face of Immunization in West Africa - Practical Solutions Transform Vaccine Delivery and Injection Safety

Publication date: 2004

Region: Africa

PATH Today (Fall 2003)

Publication date: October 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Introducing TT Uniject in Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

This document provides materials to assist health workers and program managers in the introduction, training, and proper use of TT-Uniject.

Author: Fleming J; Nelson C

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

The Radically Simple Uniject Device

This four-page brochure tells the story of the Uniject device--how it grew from a concept to an easy-to-use, all-in-one injection device that will be used to vaccinate every newborn in Indonesia against hepatitis B and to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus globally. The publication covers the development, evaluation, licensing, production, and design and function of Uniject. Photographs and a timeline of Uniject's history included.

Author: E.Simpson

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Reducing Postpartum Hemorrhage in Thanh Hoa

The study was undertaken to evaluate the acceptability and ease of use of the Uniject prefilled, single-use injection device by midwives at primary and secondary level facilities, the effectiveness of active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) in reducing rates of post partum hemorrhage (PPH) and the need for hemorrhage treatments, the cost-effectiveness of routine delivery of AMTSL, and the relative costs of using oxytocin in ampoules or in Uniject. The study was conducted in six districts of Thanh Hoa province from June to December 2004.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

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