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Post00763 WHO Safe Injection + Yves Chartier Award  11 September 2014


1. The new global initiative on Injection Safety
2. SOI launches call for candidacies: “Yves Chartier Award 2014”

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1. The New Global Initiative on Injection Safety

The new global initiative on Injection Safety

The World Health Organisation’s Deputy Director General, Dr Marie-Paule
Kieny announces a global initiative on needle safety:

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2. SOI launches call for candidacies: “Yves Chartier Award 2014”
From: Garance Upham <>

Attention NGOs from Africa

SOI launches call for candidacies: “Yves Chartier Award 2014” – / SOI
lance un appel à candidatures pour le Prix Yves Chartier 2014.
The Yves Chartier Award 2014: “Water, Sanitation – Toilets, Injection
Safety In the era of antimicrobial resistance and climate change”
Resume: The Yves Chartier Prize rewards an NGO, or an actor from civil
society, from an African country, who will have elaborated a campaign or
achieved an innovative project in the struggle against antimicrobial
resistance and climate change, relative to one of three specific domains
of intervention : Water – Sanitation/Toilets – Injection Safety. The
French engineer Yves Chartier who died in a mountain accident January 8,
2012, was an international functionary in the World Health Organization
(WHO) who had brought major contributions in these three domains of

This initiative comes from civil society in collaboration with the French
Ministry of Health, contributing the sum of five thousand euros to honor
the memory of a man who devoted his life to « la santé publique à la
française » (The French concept of public health). This follows the 2012
event to honor his Memory at the World Health Assembly with an
International Journal for People’s Health:

The official call for candidacies was announced by Garance F Upham,
president of Safe Observer International (SOI) at the WHO first world
conference on “Health and Climate Change” on Wednesday August 27th during
the plenary in the WHO headquarters. The call will be ongoing for two
months. The winner to be selected early November, the Award to be given
end of November. The best five projects/campaigns to be reportedon in a
brochure and presented at a press event. Email below to Safe Observer for
the details.

En français:

Le Prix Yves Chartier 2014:Eau, Assainissement – Toilettes, Sécurité des
injections à l’ère de la résistance aux antimicrobiens et du changement
climatique résumé: Le Prix Yves Chartier récompense une ONG, ou un acteur
de la société civile, d’un pays africain qui aura élaboré une campagne, ou
mené à bien un projet novateur, pour la lutte contre la résistance
antimicrobienne et le changement climatique, dans l’un des trois domaines
d’intervention suivants : Eau – Assainissement/Toilettes – Sécurité des
Injections. L’ingénieur français Yves Chartier, décédé accidentellement le
8 janvier 2012, était un fonctionnaire international à l’Organisation
mondiale de la Santé (OMS), qui a apporté des contributions majeures dans
ces trois domaines d’intervention. L’initiative émane de la société civile
en collaboration avec le Ministère de la santé de France qui y contribue
hauteur de cinq mille euros, pour honorer la mémoire d’un homme qui voua
sa vie à la santé publique à la française. Cette initiative est une suite
à l’événement organisé à sa mémoire en 2012 avec le (voir le bas de page
sur le lien pour la version française du Journal Int. pour la Santé des

L’annonce officielle de l’appel à candidature a été annoncé par Garance
Upham, présidente de Safe Observer International (SOI), le mercredi 27
août, lors de la séance plénière de la première conférence mondiale sur
‘Santé et changement climatique’, organisée par l’Organisation mondiale de
la Santé, au siège, à Genève. La collecte des candidatures se déroulera
sur deux mois: Le gagnant sera sélectionné début novembre, et le Prix sera
remis fin novembre. Les 5 meilleurs projets ou campagnes seront rapporté
dans une brochure et présentés lors d’une conférence de presse. Envoyer un
courriel pour plus de détails à Safe Observer (voir ci dessous).

Mrs Garance Fannie Upham
President, Safe Observer International
Membre, Admin. Council, AC2BMR / WAAAR World Alliance Against Antibiotic
Resistance (
ex-Member, Steering committee, Patients for Patient Safety, Patient Safety
Program, World Health Organization (2004-Jan 2014)
Membre, Comité scientifique international RIPAQS (
Skype: fannie.upham
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The Safe Injection Global Network SIGN meeting will be held on 30-31
October 2014 at WHO/HQ Geneva Switzerland

The main topic of the meeting is the new injection safety policy
recommendation and developing the appropriate strategies for
implementation in countries worldwide.

This policy follows on from the key 1999 policy on the use of Auto-Disable

The Keynote speaker will be Dr Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO.

Dr. Chan will launch the new IS policy which recommends the use of safety
engineered injection devices for reuse prevention and sharps injury

* All SIGN members are welcome to attend this meeting.

Please submit your expressions of interest in participating in this
important meeting to Dr. Selma Khamassi, at the SIGN Secretariat at WHO.

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