Sexual and reproductive health

Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord to reduce infant anaemia


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Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: June 2014
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/14.19


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.

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