Over 40% of injections are given with contaminated equipment...
More than 16 billion injections are administered yearly in developing countries, and seven billion of these injections are given with contaminated equipment. This equipment is often used, and then rinsed in water before reuse with the next patient. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 this resulted in approximately 21 million Hepatitis B, 2 million Hepatitis C, and 210,000 HIV infections. Annually, unsafe injections result in 1.3 million early deaths, a loss of 26 million years of life, and $535 million in direct medical costs.
Engage develops medical technology for developing countries with a shortage of resources, initially
through the product SafeShot to reduce the spread of blood borne diseases.