Monday, 22 February 2010

The hard-hitting facts about the re-use of syringes


  • killing 1.3 million people a year by transmitting viruses from one patient to another
  • killing more people than malaria, which currently kills about 1 million a year
  • causing 23 million cases of Hepatitis B a year and, consequently, enormous treatment costs.
  • syringes, on average, are used around 4 times in the developing world

The World Health Organization message for Injection Safety

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