Maternova distributes chlorhexidine gluconate 4% for export to countries where it is approved. This simple solution when applied to the umbilical cord stump can reduce newborn deaths. Chlorhexidine is now listed as one of the UN Essential Commodities for maternal and newborn health.
Please contact us for pricing and specific country requirements (firstname.lastname@example.org). At this time, we can only distribute to countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We can distribute this product to select countries in units of a gallon (1.18 gallon), a quart ora case of 48 4 oz bottles. The $21 price is for a full gallon. We can only sell a case at a time at this point.
Why you need it:
Cord care is an important part of protecting the newborn baby. A range of bacteria can enter the bloodstream through an unclean umbilical stump. Clinical trials with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% have found that the application of this solution--especially on the first day can reduce newborn mortality. Clinical trials were undertaken in Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A key article summarizing the clinical trials with chlorhexidine may be found here: http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/1/1/5.full