By: Zia Y.
In second and third world countries where resources are sparse, babies umbilical cord stumps are rubbed with dirt, ash, and other hazardous material. When the umbilical cord is first cut, it is very prone to bacteria. These practices are one of the main causes of infant mortality. It was found that chlorhexidine, an antiseptic, is a good cord stump topper. Using this antiseptic could save 500,000 lives every year. (Read more…)