Of clean hands and healthy living

Updated: Oct 11, 2012 15:10 IST

Hand washing by birth attendants before delivery has been shown to reduce mortality rates by 19% while a 4% reduction in risk of death was found if mothers washed their hands prior to handling their newborns. Photo courtesy: Unicef
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Hand washing by birth attendants before delivery has been shown to reduce mortality rates by 19% while a 4% reduction in risk of death was found if mothers washed their hands prior to handling their newborns. Photo courtesy: Unicef

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