An estimated 1 in 6 neonatal deaths could be averted with chlorhexidine cord care.
Producing a topical medicine for cord care in low- and middle-income countries - local/regional production as the optimal way to increase the availability of quality, affordable medicine to reduce neonatal mortality.
Health training to improve maternal and newborn health results.
French language version of Production Strategy.
Chlorhexidine Technical Brief: Umbilical Cord Cleansing Saves Newborn Lives - French language version.
South Africa is one of the ten countries (from 193) that have shown a reversal in progress for the MDG to reduce under-5 mortality rates by 2015.
This study demonstrates the safety of the midwifery-led birth center model of collaborative care as well as continued low obstetric intervention rates, similar to previous studies of birth center care.