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“First, Do No Harm”: Introducing Auto-disable Syringes and Ensuring Injection Safety in Immunization Systems of Developing Countries

This document was developed to assist policymakers and program managers in planning the introduction of auto-disable syringes as part of a comprehensive national policy and plan of action to improve injection safety, both for routine immunization and for mass campaigns. It also includes information on the safe disposal of used injection equipment.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2002

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Resource types: Training material

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Global