Needle Syringe Program-Based Primary HealthCare Centers

  title={Needle Syringe Program-Based Primary HealthCare Centers},
  author={M Mofizul Islam},
  journal={Journal of Primary Care \& Community Health},
  pages={100 - 103}
  • M Mofizul Islam
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
Needle syringe programs (NSPs) are now on a strong platform mainly because of their crucial role in controlling/containing blood-borne virus infections. In many parts of the world, NSPs are gradually augmenting their role as a primary health care centers. Health care from NSPs are found to be better accessible by injecting drug users (IDUs). However, these outlets are becoming a separate source of health care for IDUs—mainly because (i) nondrug users very rarely access these and (ii) IDUs do… 

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