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WHO Launches Campaign Urging Global Adoption Of Single-Use Syringes By 2020

BBC News: WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes
“Smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections by 2020, the World Health Organization has announced. Reusing syringes leads to more than two million people being infected with diseases including HIV and hepatitis each year…” (Gallagher, 2/23).

Press Association: Endorsement for one-use syringe
“…Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the WHO HIV/AIDS department, said implementation of the syringes ‘should be an urgent priority for all countries’…” (2/23).

WHO: WHO calls for worldwide use of “smart” syringes
“…[T]he World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and a global campaign with support from the IKEA Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help all countries tackle the pervasive issue of unsafe injections…” (2/23).

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