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Simple Umbilical Gel Cuts Infant Mortality in Nepal Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Simple Umbilical Gel Cuts Infant Mortality in Nepal

A simple, low-cost intervention is dramatically cutting the rate of newborn deaths in Nepal and could soon be doing so in other parts of the world as well. Since 2011, when Nepalese hospitals began using chlorhexidine gel to prevent umbilical cord infection, the country has seen a 23 percent drop in newborn deaths due to infection. Nepal was the first country to make the application of chlorhexidine to the umbilical cord a routine part of its postnatal care, but Nigeria and Madagascar, bolstered by Nepal's apparent success, are in the process of following suit. More...
Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:02:10 AM

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It is really a good low-cost intervention .
Marguerite
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:04:28 AM

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I can sing out for the USA for financially suporting USAID in reducing infantile deaths by 23% in Nepal. A simple gel, chlorhexidine for newborn cord care, prevents the enfant from getting a fatal infection.
curmudgeonine
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:08:14 AM

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How wonderful that this simple solution is helping to save lives
Westley Payne
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:41:38 AM

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interesting...Applause Applause
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Great discovery!
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