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Post00819 Open Call Revising the Injection Safety Tools 14 September 2015

CONTENTS
0. Moderators Note: Good News
1. Open Call: Revising and Updating the Injection Safety Tools

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0. Moderators Note: Good News
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The SIGN Secretariat continues in action following the recent retirement of
Selma Khamassi

Our longtime colleague Dr Arshad Altaf is now a WHO consultant with the
primary responsibility to move the injection safety agenda forward in
light of the newly launched “Injection Safety Guidelines”.

Below, Arshad posts an Open Call requesting your help in moving SIGN forward.

Regards and best,
allan
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1. Open Call: Revising and Updating the Injection Safety Tools

The Injection Safety website and tools need some revision.

This is an open call for everyone, particularly experts to kindly visit
the Injection Safety Toolbox page at
http://www.who.int/injection_safety/toolbox/en/

Please review:

– the Policy Management tools

– the Technical Tools for Assessing, Planning, and Implementing injection
safety

– the Resources in the Document Centre with content spanning the period
from 1999 to the present

Please suggest which tools require revision

And if you see a need: What new tools should be developed?

Please reply to ALTAF, Arshad <altafa@who.int> by 20 September 2015
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from: ALTAF, Arshad <altafa@who.int>
to: sign.moderator@gmail.com
date: Monday, Sep 14, 2015
subject:

Dear SIGN alliance,

I would like to update all of you on some of the recent developments and
future plans for injection safety. After Selma Khamassi’s departure I
have taken over the difficult task of moving the injection safety agenda
forward. Selma did a formidable job of working on injection safety during
her tenure.

Now I have joined WHO HQ as a Consultant and one of my primary
responsibilities is to move the injection safety agenda forward in light
of the newly launched “Injection Safety Guidelines”
www.who.int/injection_safety/global-campaign/injection-safety_guidline.pdf

Some of you may know me and for those who do not, I have been working very
closely with SIGN and WHO on this topic since early 2000s and have gained
an indepth understanding of the topic and related matters. I also had an
added advantage because I come from Pakistan which is one of the most
seriously unsafe injections affected countries in the world.

The Injection Safety website and tools present there need some revision
and this is an open call for everyone, particularly experts to kindly
visit http://www.who.int/injection_safety/toolbox/en/ and review and
suggest which tools require revision and if there are any suggestions for
new ones those will also be welcomed.

You can send your responses to altafa@who.int

I look forward to receiving your valuable feedback and suggestions. We
shall wait for your feedback till 20th of September 2015.

Kind regards.
Dr Arshad Altaf, MBBS MPH
Consultant
Injection Safety
Service Delivery and Safety (SDS)
Health Systems and Innovation (HIS)
Room 4163, Tel +41 76 757 9559
World Health Organization
20, Av Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
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New WHO Injection Safety Guidelines

WHO is urging countries to transition, by 2020, to the exclusive use of
the new “smart” syringes, except in a few circumstances in which a syringe
that blocks after a single use would interfere with the procedure.

The new guideline is:

WHO Guideline on the use of Safety-Engineered Syringes for Intramuscular,
Intradermal and Subcutaneous Injections in Health Care

It is available for free download or viewing at this link:
www.who.int/injection_safety/global-campaign/injection-safety_guidline.pdf

PDF Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader [620 KB]
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Making all injections safe brochure

This is an illustrated summary brochure for the general public.

pdf, 554kb [6 pages]

www.who.int/injection_safety/global-campaign/injection-safety_brochure.pdf
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SIGN Meeting 2015

The Safe Injection Global Network SIGN meeting was held on 23-24 February
2015 at WHO Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland

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

A report of the meeting will be posted ASAP
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