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Facility-level injection safety

Export Indicator

Percentage of healthcare facilities where all therapeutic injections are given with new, disposable, single-use injection equipment
What it measures

This indicator assesses the implementation of policies to ensure that all health facilities practice injection safety.

Rationale
  • This indicator is relevant in countries that experience outbreaks of healthcare injection-associated HIV infection, that have a history of unsafe injection practices (more than 0.25 unsafe injections/per person/per year) and/or that have a prevalence of HCV infection >2%.
Numerator

Number of sampled healthcare facilities where all therapeutic injections are given with new, disposable, single-use injection equipment

Denominator

Number of facilities sampled

Method of measurement

For the numerator and denominator. Health facility survey

Disaggregation
  • Type of site.
Further information