Assessment of Injection Safety in Selected Local Government Areas in Five States in Nigeria

According to the World Health Organization, every year unsafe medical injections are responsible for approximately 80,000 to 160,000 cases of HIV infection globally. Continuing work from the Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) Project, USAID asked AIDSTAR-One to provide injection safety technical assistance to the Government of Nigeria and PEPFAR implementing partners.

AIDSTAR-One conducted this baseline assessment of injection safety in five USAID priority states: Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Lagos, and Sokoto. Using an adaptation of the Revised Injection Safety Assessment Tool (Tool C-Revised) developed by the World Health Organization, AIDSTAR-One's assessment covered all injection and blood drawing procedures in 80 public sector health care settings and laboratories. Findings from this study will be used to set priorities for project interventions in public sector health care settings and laboratories across the five states.

PDF Download the Assessment of Injection Safety in Selected Local Government Areas in Five States in Nigeria: 2011 Baseline Report (PDF, 886 KB)