Did You Know?
Reuse of infected syringes causes: 8 -16 million hepatitis B 7 million hepatitis C,
Reuse of infected syringes causes: 80,000-160,000 HIV 1.3 million children die/ year
Reuse of infected syringes causes: 22 million people get infected/ year
Nearly 3,00,000 people die every year as a result of dirty syringes in India. (WHO)
Even 15% of biomedical waste is highly dangerous if mixed with other waste.
Incineration of medical waste releases highly toxic Dioxins and Furans
About 1.3 million children die each year from syringe reuse.
65% of syringes used in India are unsafe, causing infections to thousands of people!
Nearly 4 times reuse of infected syringes In India