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Antiseptic Gel Saves Newborns From Umbilical Cord Infection In Nepal

Reuters: Nepal’s miracle gel saves newborns from infection
“… ‘Navi Malam,’ or chlorhexidine, [is a gel] applied to avoid umbilical cord infection — a main cause of newborn deaths in the impoverished Himalayan nation [of Nepal]. Made by local firm Lomus Pharmaceuticals and backed by the government, [USAID], and other donors, the gel was introduced in 2011 in hospitals across Nepal and has helped to reduce the number of babies dying from umbilical cord infection…” (Sharma, 3/10).

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