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SAVING A NEONATE LIFE BY HANDWASHING

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BENEFITING: UNICEF USA

Tonny Joseph

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PROMOTING HANDWASHING WITH SOAP TO IMPROVE MATERNAL HANDWASHING BEHAVIOR DURING THE NEONATAL PERIOD, About 4 million newborns die each year in low- and middle-income countries, Handwashing is challenging for mothers of newborns to carry out,mothers of newborns reported barriers to handwashing such as her perception of being too busy due to lack of assistance for housework and childcare, the lack of soap and water where she needs them (especially at night), a disabling environment created when decision makers of a household (e.g. husbands) do not prioritize handwashing, and a lack of information about how to wash hands to prevent illness in the neonate from health care workers, Neonatal infections occur in the form of umbilical cord infection, pneumonia, with pathogen transmission occurring largely due to translocation of organisms during vaginal delivery or transmission of pathogens directly to the neonate, likely by contaminated hands. Diarrheal disease and respiratory disease are key health concerns targeted by handwashing promotion and due to unacceptable high rates of neonatal mortality in most of parts in Kenya as a result of hand washing ,Pneumonia accounts for 17% of the 6.6 Million deaths of children < five years of age and diarrhea accounts for 9% both of which can be prevented through washing hands often. Over 700,000 deaths of neonates that occur annually because of infectious syndrome such as sepsis, acute respiratory infection, Pneumonia accounts for 17% of the 6.6 Million deaths of children < five years of age and diarrhea accounts for 9% both of which can be prevented through washing hands often. Over 700,000 deaths of neonates that occur annually because of infectious syndrome such as sepsis, acute respiratory infection, i have to do something, something for the good intention to save a neonate, (

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