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.
Executive Summary (PDF, 886 KB)
Introduction (PDF, 886 KB)
Methodology (PDF, 886 KB)
Description of Data Collected in the Assessment (PDF, 886 KB)
Assessment of Risks to the Patient (PDF, 886 KB)
Assessment of Risks to the Provider (PDF, 886 KB)
Assessment of Risks to the Waste Handler (PDF, 886 KB)
Assessment of Risks to the Community (PDF, 886 KB)
Conclusion (PDF, 886 KB)
Recommendations (PDF, 886 KB)
Appendix IV: World Health Organization Tool C: Revised (PDF, 886 KB)