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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Telling your story: Preterm Hafsa Gets Kangaroo Mother Care

Nurunnahar’s first daughter was 11 when she became pregnant for the second time. She was having her antenatal check-up done by a doctor at a nearby private clinic. When her gestational age entered 34th week Nurunnahar went into labor pain. There wasn’t any government health facility around her home at...

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Kangaroo Mother Care: Pathways to Sustainability

72 participants from countries all around the world, arrived at the Kangaroo Mother Care workshop in South Africa which was held between March 11 - 13th, representing countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iran, Malawi, Namibia, Sweden, South Africa and the United States. The objective of the workshop was to...

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Strengthening Health Systems for Maternity Care

Photo: A Bangladeshi mother caring for her infant A heavily pregnant woman, Tasnim, from a small town in the southwestern part of Bangladesh arrived at a district hospital only to find out that she needed to share a bed with another delivering woman. As with expecting mothers everywhere, Tasnim only hoped...

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