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100 Trained in 3 Days to Help Babies Breath

It’s a much-needed approach to save newborn babies: three volunteer physicians and two others journeyed from the United States to Maputo, Mozambique to train over 100 Helping Babies Breathe students.

 

This organization of neonatologists, obstetricians, and pediatricians has a 16-year history of teaching neonatal resuscitation to medical professionals.

The HBB program, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics with input from LDS Charities and others, emphasizes skilled attendance at birth, assessment of every baby, temperature support, stimulation to breathe, and assisted ventilation as needed, all within the “golden minute” after birth.

With HBB’s training, many deaths may be prevented.  

The first day of training was to "train the trainers," an approach used to multiply the reach.  They, in turn, trained 55 pupils each day for three days. 

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