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Sub-Saharan Africa - Policy and Legislation

to protect healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens

Regional summary:  No country in sub-Saharan Africa currently has a policy or law mandating the use of safety-engineered devices. The Center is conducting a country-by-country search for relevant occupational safety and health policies or guidelines regarding the protection of healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.

If you are aware of pertinent policies or guidelines related to healthcare worker safety or occupational exposure prevention in any countries in this region, please send information here.


- Policy and legislation, by country:

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As of January 2013, this website is no longer being
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The information and documents available on the site continue to be relevant for researchers in the area of sharps safety and protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogen exposures.

EPINet Data for 2010 and 2011

Available here. 

Consensus Statement and Call to Action on Sharps Safety Released March 2012