Botswana Injection Safety Project

Dates: 2009-2014

Country: Botswana

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Services: Technical Assistance, Training

Technical Expertise: Environmental Health, Health Care Waste Management, Universal Health Coverage, HIV


Poor injection and sharp waste disposal practices for preventive and curative services pose an avoidable risk of transmission of deadly diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C to consumers, healthcare providers, and communities.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., is helping the Government of Botswana and local stakeholders address the issue of injection safety and healthcare waste management in all 15 districts.

From 2004-2010, JSI implemented the Making Medical Injections Safer (MMIS) project, a PEPFAR-funded initiative, to prevent the medical transmission of HIV and other bloodborne infections through injection safety and healthcare waste management interventions. These interventions assured that every injection given is safe, necessary and does not pose a risk to the patient, provider, or community. The MMIS project made significant progress in expanding injection safety interventions in 10 of the 15 districts in Botswana.

The Botswana Injection Safety Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will build upon the success of the MMIS project and further expand injection safety and healthcare waste management interventions to all remaining districts. To achieve these goals, JSI will provide technical assistance to the government and leverage resources from existing partnerships with local stakeholders.