Technical notes: number of needles-syringes per PWID per year
This indicator is a performance measure for WHO HBV/HCV elimination targets. The WHO target is 200 syringes/needles per PWID per year by 2020 and 300 syringes/needles per PWID per year by 2030.
Description of indicator: Estimated number of needles/syringes per person who injects drugs (PWID) per year.
No modelled estimates currently available.
The main reference for this indicator was Larney et al, 2017: Larney S, Peacock A, Leung J, et al. Global, regional, and country-level coverage of interventions to prevent and manage HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs: a systematic review. Lancet Glob Health. 2017;5(12):e1208-e1220. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30373-X. Accessible at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29074410/
In the country data tables, the values are linked to the primary sources documented in the supplementary materials of the Larney et al 2017 paper. When no public link was available for the source, the Larney et al 2017 article was listed as the source. Similarly, if the primary source was in another language or there was more than one primary source, Larney et al, 2017 was cited as the reference in the country tables.