Sub-Saharan Africa - Policy and Legislation
to protect healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens
Regional summary: No country in sub-Saharan Africa currently has a policy or law mandating the use of safety-engineered devices. The Center is conducting a country-by-country search for relevant occupational safety and health policies or guidelines regarding the protection of healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
If you are aware of pertinent policies or guidelines related to healthcare worker safety or occupational exposure prevention in any countries in this region, please send information here.General:
- Digest of Good Legislative Practices Relating to HIV/AIDS in Selected African Countries (International Labour Office, November 2007)
- Policy and legislation, by country:
- South Africa