Waterless Hand Cleansing with Chlorhexidine, Novel Approach to Prevent Neonatal Deaths

This study will evaluate the impact of promoting waterless hand cleansing with chlorhexidine on hand cleansing behavior of mothers, birth attendants, and others during the peripartum and neonatal periods.

Title: Waterless Hand Cleansing with Chlorhexidine: a Novel Approach to Prevent Neonatal Deaths

Principal Investigator: Pavani Kalluri Ram, MD

Funding Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Period: 11/09/12 - 06/30/15

Abstract: This study will evaluate the impact of promoting waterless hand cleansing with chlorhexidine on hand cleansing behavior of mothers, birth attendants, and others during the peripartum and neonatal periods.