Author(s): Vergnano S, Sharland M, Kazembe P, Mwansambo C, Heath PT
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Abstract Neonatal infections currently cause about 1.6 million deaths annually in developing countries. Sepsis and meningitis are responsible for most of these deaths. Resistance to commonly used antibiotics is emerging and constitutes an important problem world wide. To reduce global neonatal mortality, strategies of proven efficacy, such as hand washing, barrier nursing, restriction of antibiotic use, and rationalisation of admission to neonatal units, need to be implemented. Different approaches require further research.
This article was published in Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
and referenced in Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health