Health Minister approves production of newborn antiseptic gel by Nigerian company

Nigeria HNN Team

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.

Nepal awarded USAID pioneer prize

Nepal HNN Team

With use of low-cost antiseptic, chlorhexidine, the country has lowered the risk of death in newborn babies by 23 percent.

Nepal awarded for saving newborns

Nepal HNN Team

“The scale-up plan, currently being implemented, aims to make chlorhexidine available in over three-fourths of Nepal’s districts by the end of 2015.”

He’ll live to see another day – but one million babies do not, Save The Children study says

Sierra Leone HNN Team

Save the Children wants developing countries to increase health expenditure to the World Health Organisation minimum of £40 per person and remove all fees for maternity and newborn care.

7 wins for global child health in 2013

HNN Team

This year’s most notable achievements in the field of child health.

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

Nigeria HNN Team

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

Nepal: Making a difference

Nepal HNN Team

Since its inception in 1988, the FCHV programme has proven to be a key factor in Nepal’s dramatic reduction in maternal and child mortality.

WHO adds 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate for umbilical cord care to essential medicines list

HNN Team

WHO’s decision to include the product is an important step in encouraging its introduction for umbilical cord care in low-resource settings worldwide.

World’s Mothers Report: We Need To Lower Newborn Deaths

Nepal, United States of America HNN Team

“If we really want to drive down child mortality overall, we have to move that newborn number faster,” says Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.

Grand Challenges: Innovative ideas for saving lives get a leg up

Pakistan HNN Team

Grand Challenges Canada announced $10.9 million in seed money to that will part go to help combat newborn infections and prematurity.