Viet Nam device drive in neonatal tetanus success
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Vietnamese ministry of health is reporting the full eradication of mother-to-child transmission of tetanus, which less than two decades ago was causing the death of 10 in every 1,000 neonates - around 20,000 per year. The key to this success is hygienic birth practices, mainly the use of sterile maternity equipment and dressings, combined with the immunisation of women of child-bearing age, says the World Health Organization.
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