Rethinking The Syringe: Interview With SafePoint’s Marc Koska
Designer and non-profit founder fights unsafe injections by redesigning the syringe.
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.
PSFK caught up with Marc to discuss his organization and recent push for legislative change in developing nations: