What We Can Do Together

We are focused on educating healthcare professionals about needle safety. In the U.S. and Europe, this includes ensuring safe needle protocol so nurses and other healthcare professionals do not inadvertently stick themselves. In Africa and India this entails making sure that all healthcare professionals are aware that needles can only be used once. Knowledge is power and our goal is safe injections for both the healthcare professionals administering the injection as well as patients who are on the receiving end.

Together we can stop one thousand nurses a day from accidentally sticking themselves and getting HIV, Hepatitis and other diseases. Together we can stop the tragic death of 1.3 million people each year directly caused by needle reuse 2.

You can help us:

  • Promote lectures in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Organize behavior change campaigns for healthcare professionals
  • Provide safety syringes to healthcare professionals worldwide

Corporate Partnerships

Working together with your employees for a common, important cause through fundraising events helps to foster feelings of accomplishment. Becoming a corporate partner with us in helping to end unsafe injections in the U.S. and worldwide can also enhance the reputation of your company and heighten social consciousness among employees. For more information about contributing to this worthwhile cause, contact us at info@safeneedle.org.

NGO Partnerships

Charities, non-governmental, and community-based organizations are welcome to join us in raising awareness on safe injections. Particularly if your organization is involved in the healthcare field, your participation is greatly needed. You can take part in our awareness campaign by demonstrating how a safe injection should be administered, or by educating other healthcare professionals about the consequences of reusing needles. For more information on how you can help, contact us at info@safeneedle.org.

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Source:

Unsafe Injections in the Developing World and Transmission of Bloodborne Pathegens: A Review.
Simonsen L, Kane A, Lloyd J, Zaffran M, Kane M. Bull World Health Organ. 1999;77(10):789-800. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Source:

The Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Contaminated Injections Given in Health Care Settings
Anja M Hauri, Gregory L Armstrong and Yvan J F Hutin

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