Therapy and training products and programs that support newborn care.
Helping Babies Survive (HBS) is suite of evidence-based hands-on training programs by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity. The first program, Helping Babies Breathe, launched in 2010, has saved thousands of asphyxiated newborns and numerous studies have shown that it can reduce early neonatal mortality by up to 50%. Now two additional programs - Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) and Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) - are available under the HBS umbrella. Together, these three programs ensure that birth attendants have the necessary skills and competencies to correctly care for newborns after birth.
The HBS program implementation has been spearheaded by the members of the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance (GDA) and then the Survive & Thrive GDA. Members include AAP, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children, Latter-day Saint Charities, Laerdal Global Health, Johnson & Johnson, and a number of other global health partners.
Laerdal Global Health’s is an active member the GDAs. In our efforts to help save more lives, we have, in close collaborations with experts and implementing partners, been exploring training tools and solutions to complement the HBS training materials. With this in mind, Laerdal Global Health offers the following solutions to help babies grow.
Helping Babies Survive
The following webinar was presented at the Breastfeeding Innovations Group in June 2016, which detailed the exploration and the process LGH used to determine the gaps in a mother and small baby’s feeding and growth journey. After iterative prototyping, user testing, initiating a design collaboration with PATH and collaborating with other partners, Laerdal Global Health presented a bundle of care that facilitates the transition from birth to feeding exclusively from the breast.
Helping Babies Survive is supported by the Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance: