DoseRight Syringe Clip in Swaziland
Incorrect dosing of liquid medications is a common, and potentially serious, occurrence. For children receiving treatment for HIV with liquid antiretroviral medication, incorrect dosing can lead to viral resistance and potentially death. In many settings in the developing world where HIV is common, caregivers may be elderly, illiterate, or lacking in numeracy skills. The risk of misdosing antiretroviral medication is heightened by complicated drug regimens, which change as the child grows. Working with pediatricians from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
in Swaziland, Rice 360°
developed the DoseRight syringe clip, which fits into the barrel of an oral dosing syringe to ensure the accurate dose of medication is delivered. Clips are color-coded by dose and can be prescribed by a physician along with the medication.
Tests in Houston and Malawi have shown that the DoseRight syringe clip improves dosing accuracy. The DoseRight syringe clip has been licensed to 3rd Stone Design
and is being sold with preferred pricing for developing countries. In partnership with the Swaziland Ministry of Health
, the Clinton Health Access Initiative
, and 3rd Stone Design, approximately 213,000 clips have been disseminated to mothers in Swaziland's national Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV program.
To purchase clips, please visit the DoseRight webpage.