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  1. Systematic documentation of success stories Dr. Arshad Altaf SIGN

  2. Background • New information systems, technologies and interventions promise significant benefit • Focused expanding coverage • Challenges of unsafe injections require better use of: • technology • improved use of communication channels

  3. Background • SIGN advocacy strategy • Stressed inter relationships • Everything is about something • First do no harm policy • Should stress the personal benefits of implementing programmes promoting the safety of injections

  4. Past experience • Injection safety under recognized • Nothing can be done with injection safety

  5. Response • Document systematically all success stories • Publish updated information • Show positive impact to inspire individuals and organization • A learning organization

  6. Propose format: SIGN homepage • www.injectionsafety.org • Albania seizes an opportunity to improve injection safety • 900 000 children safely immunized against measles • Albania engaged in an unprecedented immunization campaign in 2000 • Albania engaged in an unprecedented immunization campaign in 2000 • Ensuring safe injection practices through careful planning • Documenting safe injection practices during the campaign • The legacy of the campaign • Lessons to be learned from the success story in Albania

  7. Next issue: Burkina Faso • National drug policy formulation • Injection equipment in National Essential Drug List, with set price • Result: • Increased access to safe injection equipment • Decrease of reuse of equipment without strerilzation • Consumer demand for safe equipment

  8. Other factors • National AIDS information programmes • Training of health workers • good injection practices • rational drug use

  9. Future perspective • Continue to work with others pursuing the same goal • Similar to GAVI advocacy task force