Interventions for improvement in unsafe injection practices in Pakistan
Letter to the Editor
Ophthalmology; Centres for Excellence
The report by Luby and colleagues in the January 2005 issue of IJID1 is welcome because it demonstrates how simple and cost-effective interventions can improve unsafe injection practices in Pakistan—a country where the use of unsafe and unnecessary injections are a major public health problem.2 The authors found that the proportion of patients receiving their most recent injection with a new syringe and needle increased to 59% in 1998 from only 24% in 1994 (p = 0.003) as a result of a simple community education program.
International journal of infectious diseases
(2005). Interventions for improvement in unsafe injection practices in Pakistan. International journal of infectious diseases, 9(4), 232-233.
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