Medical researcher Dr Lawrence Mwananyanda says there is need to reduce the mortality rate at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University Teaching Hospital UTH), which reached alarmingly high levels of 60 per cent in 2015. And sources at UTH have admitted to the increasing numbers of baby deaths at the NICU and acknowledge that Sepsis remains a pressing concern. In a report titled “Preventing Bloodstream Infections and Death in Zambian Neonates: Impact of a Low-cost Infection Control Bundle”, it was revealed that in July, 2015, the death rate at the NICU reached 60 per cent and reduced to 35 per cent in January, 2017, after the bundle was implemented. The bundle included interventions, such as staff education,…...

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