Poster Award at GLOBVAC 2017 Conference

March 20, 2017
Poster Award at GLOBVAC 2017 Conference

In competition with over 80 contributors, David Mukunya’s poster about the CISMAC Clorhexidine-study was awarded the prize for best poster at the GLOBVAC-conference 2017

In his poster, Mukunya presents the findings of the qualitative components of the CISMAC study on the effects of washing the umbilical cord stump with chlorhexidine to prevent infections among newborns. Mukunya has explored how practices related to the care if the umbilical cord stump in the study area may act as barriers or facilitators if the use of chlorhexidine in cord care should be rolled out in the community.

The poster has been given the name “We shall count it as a part of kyogero” Acceptability of single dose 7.1% chlorhexidine di gluconate solution for umbilical cord care among women in Kampala and Mukono district, central Uganda: A qualitative study” 

You can read more about the study here