Helping Babies Breathe: Lessons learned guiding the way forward

Posted by Share-Net Intl on June 22, 2015 at 6:23 am



The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Global Development Alliance (GDA) was established with the goal of achieving a significant reduction in neonatal morbidity and mortality through strengthening the performance of providers who prevent and manage newborn asphyxia in low-resource settings.

The HBB GDA was founded in 2010 by its five core member organizations: the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Laerdal Global Health, Save the Children, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).concept to subsequent global rollout.

The objectives of the document are to describe how a public-private partnership sought to address the problem of high newborn mortality due to birth asphyxia and to detail the strengths and challenges that were encountered during implementation as countries.