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Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Newborn and Maternal Sepsis Reduction in Nigeria

Publish Date: November 2019
Author: MCSP

In an effort to improve the quality of facility- based MNCH services, MCSP launched a three-phased learning activity on improved hygiene for maternal and newborn sepsis reduction focused on improving hygiene around the day of birth in Nigeria. The purpose of this activity was to build on the quality improvement activities being implemented by MCSP by investigating the current hygiene practices of health care staff, mothers, and other caregivers and collaborating with health workers in selected health facilities in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria to identify methods for strengthening appropriate behaviors around cord care and hygiene practices (including handwashing) during the period from the onset of labor through the first 48 hours of life.