Photography: SafePoint Trust: Slumdog Scandal: jw_syringe007

Staff at the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi, India, wash and separate syringes for reuse. Because of lack of funding and negligence, hospitals and clinics around the country are forced to reuse syringes two or more times. In the slums, it is common for a 'quack' doctor to reuse a single syringe on more than ten patients. In these areas, patients are generally uneducated and unaware of the health risks.

Staff at the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi, India, wash and separate syringes for reuse. Because of lack of funding and negligence, hospitals and clinics around the country are forced to reuse syringes two or more times. In the slums, it is common for a 'quack' doctor to reuse a single syringe on more than ten patients. In these areas, patients are generally uneducated and unaware of the health risks.