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

This document reports on an assessment of 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. It includes details on focus group discussions and individual interviews, observations, an anonymous questionnaire, and a spreadsheet-based model to estimate costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness.

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Africa