Asia-Pacific Regional Assignments: SafeHandS (2005 – 2012)

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KEY FOCUS: Health care worker safety

Project Coordinator: Albion International

Donor: AusAID through the HIV Consortium for Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific

SafeHandS, an initiative funded by AusAID, is a ‘virtual’ network for health care worker safety in the Asia-Pacific region.
The SafeHandS project goals are:

  • To develop the capacity of regional health care workers and their organizations to scale up and manage HIV services by facilitating a network to improve health worker safety in the workplace in the Asia-Pacific region
  • To develop and maintain a local evidence base on health care worker safety
  • To establish and maintain sustainable capacity building partnerships with health worker organizations across the region to improve health care sector response to HIV care and support

 
SafeHands produces a quarterly newsletter, develops resources and maintains a website and a moderated e-list for members’ information.

Visit the SafeHands website.

For an overview of the importance of healthcare worker safety click here.

  • World Bank Guidance Note on Health Care Worker Safety (2001 – 2002)
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KEY FOCUS: Health care worker safety

Project Coordinator: Albion International

Donor: The World Bank

Albion International produced a Guidance Note on Health Care Worker Safety for East Asia to engage health care workers, health service administrators, government policy personnel and local World Bank health staff in the development of operational guidelines. The World Bank published the Guidance Note in 2004