Marc Koska:
1.3m reasons to re-invent the syringe

TEDGlobal 2009 · 4:45 · Filmed Jul 2009

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Reuse of syringes, all too common in under-funded clinics, kills 1.3 million each year. Marc Koska clues us in to this devastating global problem with facts, photos and hidden-camera footage. He shares his solution: a low-cost syringe that can't be used twice.

Marc Koska wants to improve health care in the developing world by re-designing dangerous medical tools — and offering education to practitioners in under-funded clinics. Full bio



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