Updated Mar 23, 2020

Tadele Darebo

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Stage 5: Scaling

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Innovation Description

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. The objective of HBB is to train birth attendants in developing countries in the essential skills of newborn resuscitation, with the goal of having at least one person who is skilled in neonatal resuscitation at the birth of every baby.
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Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)is an evidence-based educational program to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas. It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Newborn Lives, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and a number of other global health organizations. The WHO estimatesthat one million babies die each year from birth asphyxia (eg. inability to breathe immediately after delivery). The HBB program addresses this challenge as well as helping to move forward Millennium Development Goal #4 (MDG4) reduction of child mortality by two thirds from 1990 to 2015. The objective of HBBis to train birth attendants in developing countries in the essential skills of newborn resuscitation, with the goal of having at least one person who is skilled in neonatal resuscitation at the birth of every baby. To accomplish this goal HBB has developed a comprehensive training solution, which includes: An evidence-based educational program, based on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Consensus on Science conclusions that have undergone a WHO scientific technical review. Culturally sensitive, pictorial-based learning materials including a Learner Workbook, Action Plan wall poster, and Facilitator Flip Chart. Realistic newborn simulator with ability to imitate an umbilical pulse, bag-mask ventilators, and bulb suction that can be cleaned by boiling. All equipment has been tested for durability in a variety of climates and teaching conditions and will be made available at cost to MDG countries. An ongoing mentorship program to provide: expert assistance, implementation guidance, knowledge exchange, integration and evaluation support, and continuous quality improvement for sustained practice outcomes and decreased infant mortality.

Milestone

Jan 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$74,873
TITLEHBB Prompt: An Audio-Visual Prompting and Voice Responsive Mobile Application for Newborn Resuscitation Training
FOCUS AREAS
Maternal Newborn and Child Health
Implemented InUganda
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Profiled Innovation - Bronze
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