n South African Journal of Child Health - Appropriate methods of cooling for South Africa : letter

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



We welcome the comprehensive review on neonatal mortality in South Africa by Rhoda and Velaphi, and strongly agree with their recommendation to implement therapeutic hypothermia where appropriate infrastructure and equipment exist. In the light of that recommendation and the inherent limitations of the budget constraints common to all public hospitals, we wish to discuss their statement regarding appropriate cooling methodology.

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