Perceptions About Injections and Private-Sector Injection Practices in Central Nepal

This eye-opening report documents provider injection practices and attitudes toward medical injections among providers and the general public. In spite of widespread use of disposible syringes and seemingly high awareness of the dangers of cross-infection, many unsafe and unnecessary injections were observed daily in the study area. Improper disposal of contaminated medical waste, including needles and syringes, is also a serious problem.

Author: PATH and the General Welfare Pratisthan

Published: 2000

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Resource types: PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Injection safety and waste management, Delivery technologies

Regions: Asia