Delayed Clamping of the Umbilical Cord to Reduce Infant Anaemia

Publish Date: January 2013
Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

In the 2012 WHO Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage, WHO reiterates its previous recommendation of waiting to clamp and cut the umbilical cord following the birth of the baby. The purpose of this briefer is to describe the benefits of the intervention and why it is not currently being used, so that delayed cord clamping can be enthusiastically supported and promoted as a best practice by maternal health, newborn health, HIV and nutrition professionals.

Translations in French, Portuguese and Spanish are also below.

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PPH Briefer (DCC).pdf 402.23 KB
PPH Briefer (DCC) – French.pdf 414.03 KB
PPH Briefer (DCC) – Portuguese.pdf 411.14 KB
PPH Briefer (DCC) – Spanish.pdf 464.9 KB

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