Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is the first module in the Helping Babies Survive (HBS) suite of evidence-based educational programs by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). HBB teaches the skills of caring for healthy babies and assisting babies that do not breathe on their own after birth. With the launch of HBB in 2010, the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance (GDA) was formed to support an effective and widespread implementation of the program. HBB is now introduced in over 80 countries with 450,000 birth attendants trained and equipped.
As a founding member of the GDA, Laerdal Global Health has supplied more than 115,000 NeoNatalie Newborn Simulators, 200,000 Newborn Bag-Masks and almost 500,000 Penguin Newborn Suctions on a not-for-profit basis to support the roll-out of this program.