Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India

This study by Cross et al. (2016), published in Global Health Action, details a needs assessment that was conducted in seven maternity units in Gujarat, India, and eight in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. The findings and conclusions include that visual assessment of cleanliness and hygiene is an inadequate marker for ‘safety’ in terms of the presence of potential pathogens and associated risk of infection.

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