Injection safety

Summaries of injection safety country success stories

Safe Injection Global Network

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Publication details

Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2011

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Introduction

This publication demonstrates intervention success stories that have improved injection safety in both developed and developing countries, proving that positive results are viable in different country settings. Intervention strategies that target all these three core components simultaneously have been shown to have the greatest positive effect on improved injection safety:

  • behaviour change among patients and healthcare workers to decrease injection overuse and achieve injection safety,
  • availability of necessary and of good quality injection devices and supplies,
  • management of sharps waste.