As part of the efforts to reduce neonatal mortality caused by neonatal sepsis, a new formulation for umbilical cord management is proposed to be introduced to replace methylated spirit.
The study was conducted by the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service in conjunction with the Dodowa Health Research Centre. The pre-intervention study was conducted in Western, Upper West and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana.
The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility and acceptability of introducing chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care into the routine health system in Ghana. The field team were staff from the partnering institutions and comprised 23 field workers led by 3 field supervisors.
The survey data was collected with Tablets and synced into the central server of the Research Centre. Data collection spanned from the 5th to 20th October, 2016.