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Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care Hub

Welcome to the chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care topic page. This page provides the latest news, resources, multimedia and blogs on the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care—a safe and effective intervention to prevent neonatal infection. This intervention is low cost and can be integrated into existing newborn care programs and platforms.

Browse the resource center on the right to find resources, guidelines, and tools aimed to support program managers, policymakers, and stakeholders in countries where early implementation of chlorhexidine is possible.

This page is maintained by the global Chlorhexidine Working Group, an international collaboration of organizations committed to advancing the use of 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate (delivering 4% chlorhexidine) for umbilical cord care through advocacy and technical assistance.

CONTACT INFORMATION For more information, please contact the CWG at chx @ 



Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care from Medical Aid Films on Vimeo.