A Q&A On Why Auto-Disable Syringes Matter in the Developing World
Syringes designed with automatic disabling (AD) prevent the reusing of syringes. Nevertheless, some AD syringe design(s) have been deemed unsafe because of issues related to the activation point of the syringe. It has been extensively investigated whether AD syringe designs are associated with syringe reuse, adverse reactions following vaccines,...Read more
Why Have Low Dead Space Syringes Gained Notoriety During the Pandemic?
Unlike plastic syringes that can be dispensed easily, this type of syringe has several disadvantages, including the risk of disease transmission, waste of medication, and inaccuracy of dosage. Plastic syringes have been used for decades, but they have several disadvantages, including incomplete dosage and wasted medication. A global influenza pandemic...Read more
Follow These Safety Procedures When Using Blood Collection Needles
It is possible to purchase several safety-engineered devices on the market; these devices reduce exposure to blood and injury. Infection prevention and control practices, along with training in their use, should be accompanied by such devices. Phlebotomy may not require the use of all safety devices. The content in...Read more
Why UNICEF and PAHO Select Medriva Injections for the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Drive?
Because vaccinations are not mandatory in most countries, achieving herd immunity requires public willingness to receive vaccinations against COVID-19. In an attempt to address some of the gaps in knowledge and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has collaborated with UNICEF...Read more