Helping Babies Breathe® Project Report December 2012
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) continues rapid implementation, particularly throughout Eastern Africa. It has been introduced into 51 countries now, 21 of which are supported by USAID. Of these countries, about 10 have developed national rollout plans.
Our many partners have supported the training of at least 98,000 health providers since the launch in June 2010. Preliminary data from one country in Africa shows a 45% decline in newborn deaths from birth asphyxia. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has continues to work on their impact evaluation of HBB in Kenya. We look forward to positive results from that study.
Notable accomplishments for this period include:
The AAP and our many HBB implementing partners continue to appreciate the generosity of all those who have supported the HBB initiative. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas to spread the word about HBB.
Submitted by Eileen Hopkins Schoen, Manager, Helping Babies Breathe Initiative, American Academy of Pediatrics.
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