The army of housewives saving Nepal’s newborns

Nepal

Volunteers persuade women to use a basic antiseptic gel which they distribute free of charge under an initiative launched three years ago with funding from the US development agency USAID.

Health Minister approves production of newborn antiseptic gel by Nigerian company

Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Tuesday in Bauchi granted regulatory approval for the production of newborn cord care antiseptic gel, Chlorhexidine Digluconate 7.1%, by a Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Drugfield Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

JSI’s TSHIP project continues groundbreaking CHX and misoprostol work in Nigeria

Nigeria

On December 5, 2013, the governor of Nigeria’s Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, personally launched the state’s first misoprostol and chlorhexidine (CHX) program.

Nigeria: Sokoto distributes lifesaving medicines to combat maternal, infant death

Nigeria

The Sokoto State Government distributed chlorhexidine to prevent umbilical cord infections in newborns to all 244 wards in Sokoto State, Nigeria.