Use of "smart' syringes recommended to make injections safe

WHO calls for use of “smart syringes” worldwide. Photo: WHO

The use of the same syringe or needle on more than one person can cause the spread of deadly infectious diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The UN agency says both patients and health workers and are at risk of being accidentally infected during procedures with injections.

The agency on Monday launched a new policy recommending a switch to what are called "smart" syringes which are disabled after being used once.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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