NEWS RELEASE (October 27, 2008): Speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives Leads Commissioning Ceremony of Port Harcourt Auto-Disable Syringe Factory

>>Commissioning Ceremony program [PDF]
>>PAHF USA Chairman's remarks [PDF]

EDITORIAL (November 30, 2005): “A Vital Weapon Against HIV/AIDS,” by C. Payne Lucas, Sr.

SPEECH (July 11, 2005): “HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: Can We Beat It?” by C. Payne Lucas, Sr.

NEWS RELEASE (November 30, 2004): Groundbreaking Ceremony for PAHF's AD Syringe Factory

NEWS RELEASE (July 2004): PAHF USA Delegation Travels to Nigeria

NEWS RELEASE (June 29, 2004): PAHF Launches in UK

NEWS RELEASE (September 22, 2003): PAHF USA Hosts Inaugural Dinner


Related Links

Take a look at just some of the many Internet resources about Africa, African development and the issue of safe syringes in the developing world.

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Clinton Global Initiative
"Each of us has a tremendous amount of power to solve problems, make a difference, and save lives. Take action!" With those words, the Clinton Global Initiative calls on concerned world citizens to get involved. The CGI offers "commitments" (i.e., projects) for funding. PAHF's AD syringe factory, now completed, was among the commitments initiated in 2005. In September 2009, the CGI released its four-year report, entitled "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" — featuring a profile of the PAHF project on pages 27-28. View the report here [PDF, 4.53 MB].

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
The "vision and strategic framework document for Africa's renewal," as formally adopted at the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) — now, the African Union.

United Nations Millennium Development Goals
These eight goals — which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 — form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.


WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA Joint Statement
An important paper on the use of auto-disable syringes in immunization services.

WHO: Injection Safety
"WHO estimates that in developing and transitional Member States, 16 billion health care injections are administered each year — an average of 3.4 injections per person per year. ..." An informative overview of the problems and the needs associated with unsafe injections.

UNICEF: “Injection Safety,” by Dr. Edward Hoekstra
Dr. Hoekstra, Senior Health Advisor, Health Section, UNICEF, answers questions on the issue of injection safety.


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Updated: December 3, 2009.
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