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Could You Be Helping Babies Breathe?

Some one million newborn babies die each year from birth asphyxia – that is, the inability to breathe. I’ve personally see this tragic scene in Angola, Ghana, Burkina Faso: A baby is limp upon delivery, assumed dead, and just laid aside. But simple stimulation, drying, and ventilation almost always immediately restores life to limp newborns.


Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an evidence-based educational program for low-resource settings designed to teach basic neonatal resuscitation techniques to midwives, nurses, and traditional birth attendants. The INMED Professional Certificate Course in Helping Babies Breathe (HBB Master Trainer Course, 2nd Edition) is a hybrid learning experience that combines the INMED Maternal-Newborn Health Online Course with a one-day in-classroom workshop to learn and learn to transfer these skills to others.


Two upcoming HBB courses are Pittsburgh PA on Nov 20 and Kansas City KS on June 4. No newborn should die of asphyxia – not while you could be Helping Babies Breathe!


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