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Retiring the Chlorhexidine Issue Page: An Update from the HNN Editorial Team

When studies showing the efficacy of chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX), a broad spectrum antibiotic gel routinely placed on the umbilical cord to prevent infections, on reducing neonatal mortality were first released in the early 2000s, it was quickly adopted by the public health community as a “game-changer” for newborn health. Donors,...

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Counting more than 270,000 downloads, the Safe Delivery App empowers midwives to ensure safer births for women and their newborns in low-resource areas.

Have you ever heard about the Safe Delivery App? It is a professional job aid and a digital training and learning tool for midwives and other healthcare workers, covering the most common pregnancy and childbirth related complications. Features in the app include simple animated instruction-videos, quizzes, descriptions of practical procedures,...

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Breastfeeding Barriers and Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean | Lactancia Materna Barreras y Oportunidades en América Latina y el Caribe

Written by Andrea García Charnichart, Emergency Nutrition Advisor at Save the Children Latin America and the Caribbean Breastfeeding: Barriers and Opportunities Breastfeeding saves lives. Not only because it provides protection and nutrition to newborns, but also because it guarantees food security through access to the quantity, quality, availability, and use...

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