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PEPFAR’s Labs for Life partnership with Becton Dickinson (BD) is now in its third phase and is focused on providing continuous quality improvement, laboratory human resources strengthening, TB prevention, and specimen referral system strengthening.

PEPFAR and BD have also partnered on Infection Prevention and Control to improve safe phlebotomy practice to stop transmission of HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne pathogens through needle-stick injuries. The partnership is now in its second phase in Kenya, and has been expanded to include safe practices for infusion therapy and injection safety.

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