Rational Injection Use in Uganda: An In-Depth Analysis of Outpatient Prescription Records in Five Districts
Van Roekel, K., Khalid, K., Seru, M., et al. Making Medical Injections Safer. (2009).
This report on the impact of a Making Medical Injections Safer project compares the use of injections before and after an intervention to train health workers in rational injection use and to promote community-level behavior change. The study analyzes injection prescriptions by facility and patient characteristics. In four of the five districts studied, there was a significant reduction in the irrational use of injections, but the prevalence remains high, at approximately double the target of 15 percent. The authors recommend continued efforts to reinforce the promotion of non-injectable treatments.