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Evaluation of a Needle-Remover Device and Sharps Barrel in Health Posts in Senegal

This report presents the results of a study to evaluate the Balcan Mini-Destructor needle-remover device and the use of a sharps barrel in health posts in Senegal. The results indicated that the needle removers are acceptable and could bring about a 33 percent savings in safety box supply costs. Sharps barrels were also acceptable and served to provide a needle disposal alternative to pits.

Author: PATH

Published: 2005

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Africa