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Survey Shows Gaps In Workplace Safety For S. African Health Care Workers

News sources highlight survey data presented recently showing gaps in workplace safety for South African health care workers.

Vaccine News Daily: South African health care workers at greater risk for HIV, TB
“South African health care workers have major gaps in workplace protection against HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, according to a survey presented on Friday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science…” (Tinder, 2/19).

University of British Columbia: South African health care workers face greater risk for TB, HIV
“A large-scale survey of South African health care workers has revealed major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis, according to a University of British Columbia health researcher. Presenting findings today at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Dr. Annalee Yassi says issues such as confidentiality, stigma, technological capacity and staff training need to be addressed while improving hospital resources and protocols…” (2/14).