Helping Babies Breathe® Project Report July 2012
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) continues rapid implementation,particularly throughout Eastern Africa. It has been introduced into 48 countries now,21 of which are supported by USAID. HBBhas been introduced in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Mongolia, Pakistan,Thailand, Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia,Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia,Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,Zimbabwe, Georgia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, andTrinidad/Tobago. Of these countries, about 10 have developed national rolloutplans.
Our many partners have supported the training of at least 80,000health providers since the launch in June 2010. Preliminary data from one country in Africa shows a 45% decline innewborn deaths from birth asphyxia. TheEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmenthas begun their impact evaluation of HBB in Kenya. We look forward to positive results from thatstudy.
Notable accomplishments for this period include:
The AAP and our many HBB implementing partners continue toappreciate the generosity of all those who have supported the HBBinitiative. Please feel free to contactus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas tospread the word about HBB.
Submitted by EileenHopkins Schoen, Manager, Helping Babies Breathe Initiative, American Academyof Pediatrics.
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