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Essential Care for Every Baby

A hands-on essential newborn care training program by the American Academy of Pediatrics, based on the latest WHO guidelines.

The curriculum covers the period after birth throughout the first day of the newborn’s life, until the time of discharge.


The Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) curriculum 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 Every Baby curriculum includes:

Action Plan Wall Poster

A simple, pictorial, step-by-step wall chart for essential newborn care.  

Facilitator Flip Chart

An educational tool to assist and guide instructors to train healthcare providers in essential newborn care.

Provider Guide

An educational guide and quality improvement tool for healthcare providers to provide essential care for every baby, to be used both during the training and in the facility. 

Parent Guide

An educational and skill-building resource for parents of newborns after discharge

The curriculum is currently available in English, French and Spanish with African graphics.

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

ECEB takes around 1,5 day to teach.


Catalogue No. 992-002XX

HBS ECEB Facilitator Flip Chart Set

HBS ECEB Facilitator Flip Chart Set

1 Action Plan Wall Poster, 1 Facilitator Flip Chart

Catalogue No. 992-001XX

HBS ECEB Provider Guides (Qty. 20)

HBS ECEB Provider Guides (Qty. 20)

20 Provider Guides

Catalogue No. 992-005XX

HBS ECEB Extra Parent Guides (Qty. 100)

HBS ECEB Extra Parent Guides (Qty. 100)

100 Parent Guides

Catalogue No. 992-004XX

HBS ECEB 5 Extra Action Plan Posters (Qty. 5)

HBS ECEB 5 Extra Action Plan Posters (Qty. 5)

5 ECEB Action Plan Wall Poster

*When ordering, replace XX with the relevant language and graphics code

07 – French, African graphics
29 – Spanish, International graphics
33 – English, African graphics
41 – English, International graphics (Each catalog number has a minimum order quantity of 500)

Other language and graphics options can be downloaded for free at the Helping Babies Survive site.

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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