Marc Koska is on stage now. He really (literally) saved millions of lives.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:12:15 PM25 January 2010 16:12:15
MK: This will be lowest tech presentation you will see today.
by is at 1/25/2010 4:12:37 PM25 January 2010 16:12:37
MK: This will be the lowest tech presentation of today. It's about syringes.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:12:48 PM25 January 2010 16:12:48
Misuse of syringes kill more people than malaria
by is at 1/25/2010 4:13:29 PM25 January 2010 16:13:29
Reuse of syringes is a big problem for spread of HIV
by is at 1/25/2010 4:13:46 PM25 January 2010 16:13:46
Some syringes were used more than 25 times. He's going to show some undercover footage.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:14:24 PM25 January 2010 16:14:24
Patients are often given the choice to pick the needle
by is at 1/25/2010 4:15:09 PM25 January 2010 16:15:09
There are cases of syringes are being used over 100 times
by is at 1/25/2010 4:15:57 PM25 January 2010 16:15:57
Syringes are being recycled.
by is at 1/25/2010 4:16:16 PM25 January 2010 16:16:16
Mostly kids in developing countries are doing the recycling which leads to infection
by is edited by Viki Stahl at 1/25/2010 4:16:49 PM25 January 2010 16:16:49
People are misinformed about the problems with old syringes.
by is at 1/25/2010 4:17:27 PM25 January 2010 16:17:27
Misuse is another problem: Kids use the syringes as water pistols. But they sometimes also use them to shoot water into their mouth even if they're still bloody.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:18:03 PM25 January 2010 16:18:03
The solution is a safer product!
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:18:40 PM25 January 2010 16:18:40
Marc Koska studied and developed a product that can solve a lot of the problems
by is at 1/25/2010 4:19:54 PM25 January 2010 16:19:54
If people in developing countries can not rely on their doctors to do the right thing, they need to rely in the product to make them safe
by is at 1/25/2010 4:20:39 PM25 January 2010 16:20:39
The syringe is a single use syringe that breaks after used once
by is at 1/25/2010 4:20:56 PM25 January 2010 16:20:56
The goal is to deploy the new syringe as cheaply as the current syringes
by is at 1/25/2010 4:22:15 PM25 January 2010 16:22:15
"everybody can afford Coca Cola, so they can afford a safe injection"
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:22:34 PM25 January 2010 16:22:34
They got about 40% of Indian hospitals to use his non-reusable syringes.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:25:26 PM25 January 2010 16:25:26
50% of all injections are unsafe
by is at 1/25/2010 4:26:23 PM25 January 2010 16:26:23
Since the first of these syringes were sold hardly ten years ago, 1.8 billion syringes have been sold, saving about 9 million lives.
by Peter Bihr at 1/25/2010 4:27:29 PM25 January 2010 16:27:29
Marc Koska (Safe Point) invented a syringe that wouldn't work a second time, making it impossible to re-use. And thus saved more than nine million lives. Here's the story behind all this.
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