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Use of Chlorhexidine to Prevent Infection in Newborns: An Orientation Manual for Health Workers and Female Community Health Volunteers


This orientation manual provides materials for a one-day orientation on the proper use of Chlorhexidine to prevent newborn infection on the umbilical cord stump. The orientation consists of several participatory exercises that are designed to educate health service providers on the causes of newborn deaths, benefits of Chlorhexidine use, proper hand washing techniques, Chlorhexidine application procedures, and the role of health workers and female community health volunteers (FCHVs) in Chlorhexidine service delivery and use.

The USAID-funded Chlorhexidine “Navi” Care Program (CNCP), implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), provides technical assistance to the Government of Nepal to scale up the use of Chlorhexidine gel, an antiseptic applied to the umbilical cord of newborns to prevent infection and neonatal mortality.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. 2017.

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