SecureGard is a single use retractable safety syringe that has been approved by FDA, Health Canada, European Union and is fully compliant with the latest WHO guidelines and international standards.
Unsafe injection practices such as reuse of syringes and needles can lead to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
The magnitude of the problem of unsafe care due to injections given with reused needles and syringes has been estimated by WHO in 2000, as follows:
• There were 16.7 billion injections worldwide, out of which 6.6 billion (39.6%) were made with reused equipment.
per year (32% of global burden) and 2 million HCV infections per year (40% of global burden).
The reuse rate may be as high as 75% in some countries and in some regions over 70% of injections are considered
• These unsafe injection practices cause 260,000 HIV infections per year (5% of global burden), 21