Sterile Equipment, Birth Attendants Would Help Improve Child, Maternal Mortality In India

In a post in the GlobalPost’s “Pulse” blog, the fourth in a series about child health in India, Harman Boparai, a doctor from India currently working as a Kaiser Health Reporting Fellow at GlobalPost, examines the issue of birth in India’s Panna District, which he says is often unsafe and unattended by a skilled health care worker. He discusses how the use of relatively inexpensive sterile products such as thread for stitches and blades used to cut the umbilical cord would prevent many infant deaths from infection (8/2).

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