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Title: Nepal Scale up Chlorhexidine as Part of Essential Newborn Care: Country Experience
Authors: Lamichhane, Bikash
Khanal, Leela
Shrestha, Parashu Ram
Dawson, Penny
Singh, Samikshya
Citation: LamichhaneB., KhanalL., ShresthaP. R., DawsonP., & SinghS. (2018). Nepal Scale up Chlorhexidine as Part of Essential Newborn Care: Country Experience. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 16(3), 359-361.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Chlorhexidine
Cord care
Nepal experience
Series/Report no.: Jul-Sep 2018;1268
Abstract: Abstract Chlorhexidine is a broad-spectrum antiseptic, effective on gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as some viruses, having strong skin binding effect. Randomized controlled trials conducted in South Asian countries have proven that the use of chlorhexidine (4% weight/weight) for cord care can reduce neonatal mortality and prevent severe cord infections. Between 2011 and 2017, Nepal completed nationwide scale-up of the use of chlorhexidine by integrating with ongoing maternal and neonatal health programs, under the leadership of the Child Health Division. The chlorhexidine coverage and compliance study (2017) has revealed that the country has achieved 59% coverage of the intervention to date, with lowest use among home births. The strategy should be further strengthened to ensure that every newborn in need is reached with chlorhexidine. Keywords: Chlorhexidine; cord care; Nepal experience, Newborn.
Description: Viewpoint
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 16 No. 3 Issue 40 Jul - Sep 2018

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