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Topic: Injection safety and waste management

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Reconstitution Technologies

This fact sheet provides an overview of single-dose, prefilled reconstitution devices (SPRDs), which can make reconstitution of critical vaccines safer and more economical. SPRDs can help eliminate adverse events or wastage that can occur with …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Safe Health Care Waste Management

A two-page aide-memoire focusing on national strategies for safe handling and disposal of medical waste.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2000

The Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN) Alliance

Coordinated through World Health Organization (WHO), SIGN is a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aiming to achieve safe and appropriate use of injections throughout the world.

Author: World Health Organization

Safe Management of Wastes From Health-Care Activities: Second Edition

This handbook provides comprehensive guidance on safe methods for the handling and disposal of health-care waste. It defines the categories of waste and pays particular attention to basic processes and technologies for managing waste in low-resource …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2014

Safety of Immunization Injections in Africa: Not Simply a Problem of Logistics

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this report is an evaluation of a "logistic approach" on immunization injection safety. The investigators found that unsafe injection practices were generally due to a failure to integrate …

Author: Dicko M, Oni AQ, Ganivet S, et al.

Published: 2000

Safety of Injections: Global Facts & Figures

This fact sheet provides global statistics about unsafe injections.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Safety of Injections: Questions and Answers

This document provides common questions and answers on injection safety, including what constitutes an unsafe injection, the potential consequences of unsafe injections, and disposal of syringes.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Safety of Injections: WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA Joint Statement on the Use of Auto-Disable Syringes in Immunization Services

This policy statement outlines recommended approaches to immunization safety through the use of auto-disable syringes and proper sharps disposal.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund

Published: 2003

Sample Injection Safety Leaflets for Health Care Providers

Two safe injection leaflets were prepared by the Ministry of Health in Mongolia in collaboration with SIGN. One provides a guide to giving safe injections. The other provides guidelines for preventing needlestick injuries.

Author: Mongolia Ministry of Health

Published: 2001

Segregation of Medical Waste

This training aid graphically represents the segregation of medical waste into three categories: noninfectious, infectious, and sharps.

Author: PATH

Published: 2006

Senegal: Changing the Face of Immunization in West Africa

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program in conjunction with the Senegalese government, health care workers, and local communities to introduce innovative, practical technologies to improve vaccine delivery …

Author: PATH

Published: 2004

Single-Dose or Multi-Dose?

The reuse of single-dose vials and misuse of multiple-dose vials can result in patients suffering significant harm and even death. This dynamic infographic can help healthcare professionals learn the differences between single-dose and multiple-dose …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Safe Injection Practices Coalition

Published: 2013

Small-Scale Autoclaves to Manage Medical Waste: A Buyer’s Guide to Selecting Autoclaves Manufactured in India

This guide provides technical information on small-scale affordable autoclaves manufactured in India that can be used for medical waste treatment. It includes issues to consider when purchasing an autoclave, technical specifications of some devices, …

Author: PATH

Published: 2008

Small-Scale Incinerator Construction: Recommendations from the Rwanda Experience

This brief document highlights recommendations from a partnership in Rwanda to support infrastructure and systems development to ensure the safe handling, treatment, and final disposal of infectious medical waste. It aims to assist stakeholders …

Author: Making Medical Injections Safer project

Published: 2007

Solutions That Save Lives: Health Technologies Give Mothers and Children the Chance for a Healthy Future

This fact sheet discusses PATH's work on the development and implementation of technologies, such as vaccines and vaccine delivery devices, to improve the health of women and children in poor and remote areas around the world.

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Strategies for Safe Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the article is a discussion of the implications of using sterilizable versus disposible injection equipment. Abstract also available in French.

Author: Battersby A, Feilden R, Stoeckel P, et al.

Published: 1999

Strengthening Vietnam's Immunization Program

PATH, in close partnership with Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization, has worked to increase the quality, safety, and efficiency of immunization services through the Improving Routine Immunization Services (IRIS) project. This fact …

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

TechNet-21

The Technical Network for Strengthening Immunization Services (TechNet-21) is an online forum for experts in the field of immunization to learn from each other, share experiences, coordinate activities, and discuss major global policy issues. It …

Author: World Health Organization and UNICEF

Technologies for Injection Safety

Each year, more than 16 billion injections are administered worldwide and an estimated 40 percent are administered with reused, unsterilized injection equipment. In developing countries, immunization and some therapeutic programs have been proactive …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Technologies for Vaccine Delivery in the 21st Century

This 25-page paper looks at new vaccine delivery concepts that could benefit the developing world within the next ten years.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and PATH

Published: 2000

Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM)

This eight-module training manual aims to help mid-level immunization managers effectively deliver vaccines to their communities. The modules are focused on: cold chain, vaccines, and safe-injection equipment management; partnering with the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This document contains a set of training modules designed to be adapted for use in various health care settings. The purpose of these materials is for use in training health workers in the management of sharps waste. These materials are divided into …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, shredding, and compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from …

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

Unsafe Injections, Fatal Injections

The authors of this paper provide an overview of medical and social science wisdom on the extent of unsafe injections and the complex reasons why many injections are given in an unsafe manner.

Author: PATH

Published: 2000

Using a Needle Remover

Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings and is an important component of an injection safety strategy. This training material provides instructions for safe use of a …

Author: Berman A

Published: 2006

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