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Helping Babies Breathe

A hands-on newborn resuscitation training program by the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on the latest WHO guidelines. HBB was updated in 2017.



HBB is part of the evidence-based suite of training program called Helping Babies Survive. HBB Second Edition is currently available in English*. The second edition focuses on quality of care and uses the latest scientific updates. It harmonizes with the 2015 ILCOR guidelines as well as the 2012 WHO Basic Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines. This program, when well implemented, has proven to reduce neonatal mortality by 50%. Read more here

The Helping Babies Breathe curriculum includes:

  • Action Plan Wall Poster
  • Reprocessing Poster (only available for HBB Second Edition)
  • Flip Chart
  • Provider Guides

*HBB Second Edition is available in English and will soon be available in French. HBB first edition is available in Spanish and Swahili. The materials are available in African, Asian and International graphics.

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

The HBB course takes approximately 1 day to teach. Read more about HBB here.


Catalogue No. 990-002xx

HBB Facilitator Flip Chart Set

HBB Facilitator Flip Chart Set

1 Facilitator Flip Chart, 1 Action Plan, 1 Reprocessing Poster

Catalogue No. 990-001xx

HBB Learner Workbooks (Qty. 20)

HBB Learner Workbooks (Qty. 20)
Catalogue No. 990-004xx

HBB Extra Posters (Qty.  2 x 5)

HBB Extra Posters (Qty.  2 x 5)

5 Action Plans, 5 Reprocessing Posters

*When ordering, replace XX with the relevant language code: English = 33, French = 07, Spanish = 29 and Swahili=61.

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.

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