Impact of Clean Delivery-kit use on Newborn Umbilical Cord and Maternal Puerperal Infections in Egypt

@inproceedings{Darmstadt2009ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of Clean Delivery-kit use on Newborn Umbilical Cord and Maternal Puerperal Infections in Egypt},
  author={Gary L. Darmstadt and Mohamed Toufic Hassan and Zohra Patel Balsara and Peter J Winch and Reginald F. Gipson and Mathuram Santosham},
  booktitle={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2009}
}
This cross-sectional cohort study explored the impact of the use of clean delivery-kit (CDK) on morbidity due to newborn umbilical cord and maternal puerperal infections. Kits were distributed from primary-care facilities, and birth attendants received training on kit-use. A nurse visited 334 women during the first week postpartum to administer a structured questionnaire and conduct a physical examination of the neonate and the mother. Results of bivariate analysis showed that neonates of… CONTINUE READING

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