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Essential Care for Small Babies

A hands-on training program for care of small babies at birth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on the latest WHO guidelines.

The curriculum covers the period after birth and addresses interventions that support the needs of preterm and low-birthweight babies.


Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) is part of the evidence-based suite of training program called Helping Babies Survive. Read more about them here.

The Helping Babies Survive - Essential Care for Small Babies educational material includes:

  • Action Plan Wall Poster
  • Flip Chart
  • Provider Guides
  • Parent Guides

The curriculum is currently available in English with either African or International Graphics.

If you want to hold an ECSB training, you need the ECSB curriculum and the following:

It takes around 1 day to teach ECEB


Catalogue No. 993-002XX

HBS ECSB Facilitator Flip Chart Set


1 Action Plan Wall Poster, 1 Flip Chart

Catalogue No. 993-001XX

HBS ECSB Provider Guides (Qty. 20)


20 Provider Guides

Catalogue No. 993-005XX

HBS ECSB Extra Parent Guides (Qty. 100)


100 Parent Guides

Catalogue No. 993-00433

HBS ECSB Extra Action Plan Posters (Qty. 5)


5 Extra Action Plan Posters

*When ordering, replace XX with the relevant language code: English = 41 and French = 07.

Laerdal Global Health has committed to offer its products on a not-for-profit basis to the countries with the highest maternal and neonatal mortalities, which have not yet reached the targets set by Sustainable Development Goal 3.  If you do not qualify for not-for-profit pricing, please order from Laerdal Medical.

A preterm simulator with realistic appearance and weight to support training in thermal and nutritional support for small babies.