Our new video—Care of the Cord—is now available in English, French, and Spanish. Proper care of the cord is critical to prevent life-threatening infections in newborns, and to prevent bleeding from the cord stump. This video shows how to tightly tie or clamp the cord, several aspects of cord care, and how to apply chlorhexidine gel. Chlorhexidine gel is an antiseptic that has been shown to be effective in reducing newborn deaths from sepsis, and is now recommended in areas of the world where newborns are at greatest risk of infection.
This video is intended for frontline health workers in the developing world. If you would like to download the video in English, French, and Spanish, you can do so at no charge by accessing the download link in our video library.