Rethinking The Syringe: Interview With SafePoint’s Marc Koska

Rethinking The Syringe: Interview With SafePoint’s Marc Koska
Design

Designer and non-profit founder fights unsafe injections by redesigning the syringe.

Plus Aziz
  • 9 march 2011

SafePoint’s founder Marc Koska has been searching for a solution to the problem that effects Asia and Africa, killing scores of people on a daily basis. The statistics are staggering. According to SafePoint’s site, people are unaware of how deadly re-purposing syringes is for patients. Kids can be injected by the same syringe already used 30-100 times. On a yearly basis, this leads to 230,000 HIV infections, 21 million Hepatitis infections, and 1.3 million deaths.

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