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The effect of umbilical cord cleansing with chlorhexidine on omphalitis and neonatal mortality in community settings in developing countries: a meta-analysis

Aamer Imdad1, Luke C Mullany2, Abdullah H Baqui23, Shams El Arifeen3, James M Tielsch2, Subarna K Khatry24, Rasheduzzaman Shah2, Simon Cousens5, Robert E Black2 and Zulfiqar A Bhutta1*

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1 Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

2 Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA

3 International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh

4 Nepal Nutrition Intervention Project-Sarlahi, Kathmandu, Nepal

5 London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, London, UK

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13(Suppl 3):S15  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S15

Published: 17 September 2013

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