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POST 01162E : NEEDLE REMOVER ASSESSMENT 26 September 2007 _______________________________________ It is Guyana’s turn to publish a needle removers’ assessment (865K). It was sent by Nicole Dupré of Initiatives Inc., and forwarded with very positive comments by James Cheyne and Carib Nelson both from PATH.. _______________________________________ I think this may be the breakthrough we have all been seeking for all these years to get needle cutters more widely accepted... Cheers. James ------------------ This is a fantastic report from the PEPFAR (1) project in Guyana on needle removers. Very comprehensive, realistic and supportive. Big congrats to Jessica for major contribution to this effort. Carib Nelson PATH (1) President’s Emergency Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief ----------------- Hello, Initiatives Inc. has produced a Needle Remover Acceptability Assessment Report as part of the USAID-funded Guyana Safer Injection Project (GSIP). It was released this month. Please contact me if you would like a copy or the report or would like additional information about GSIP. Best regards, Nicole Dupre Initiatives Inc. Boston MA 02116 USA -------------- The Guyana Safer Injection Project (GSIP) is working to assist the Ministry of Health to find effective, safe and affordable options for final disposal of needles. To provide a mechanism for safe needle disposal, GSIP piloted a needle removal device and sharps barrel at health posts, health centers and small hospitals in regions six, ten and seven. As GSIP prepares to expand to other regions, a review of the efficacy of needle removal devices and sharps barrels is required. This assessment was designed to gather information on the use, acceptability and relative cost of needle removers and sharps barrels in order to provide the Ministry of Health with evidence to help it make informed plans and policies with regard to needle removal devices. ______________________________________________________________________________ All members of the TechNet21 e-Forum are invited to send comments on any posting or to use the forum to raise a new discussion or request technical information in relation to immunization services. The comments made in this forum are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not in any way mean that they are endorsed by any of the organizations and agencies to which the authors may belong. ______________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : [][/email] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada ( ______________________________________________________________________________

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