Bangladesh’s experience of Chlorhexidine utilized through a dropper bottle

The Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) implemented a policy in 2014 that supported universal cleaning of the umbilical cord stump at the time of delivery using chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX), a broad spectrum antiseptic. Prior to introduction of this policy, the recommendation from the MOHFW was to keep...

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Kyogero and newborn care in Central Uganda: friend or foe?

Kyogero is a popular herbal mixture commonly used in central Uganda used to bath newborns. It is composed of various herbs that are believed to; smoothen the baby’s skin, give blessings to the newborn, immunize the baby against both physical and spiritual diseases, and to improve the child’s intellect. It...

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Impressions from HSR 2018: Harnessing Implementation Research to Accelerate Health Improvements

Related Project: Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Author(s): Elizabeth Macgregor-Skinner, Project Director, CIRCLE Project USAID’s Health Research Program hosted a stimulating session on the role of implementation research in accelerating uptake of essential services and approaches to improve maternal, newborn and child health. USAID’s Barbara Hughes...

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