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Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Implementation Guide

hbb-webThe Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Implementation Guide is a tool for advancing sustainable national programs for newborn and maternal health.  For maximum impact, HBB should be integrated into existing newborn or maternal health training, but it can be implemented as a stand-alone program, depending on national priorities. 

Specific sections of the guide will be of interest to different individuals. For example:

  • Policymakers and planners will find information for improving their existing training and services in Section II.
  • Program managers, master trainers, and facilitators will want to use Section III to help plan, implement, and monitor HBB programs.
  • Everyone will benefit from the suggestions in Sections IV and V.

To learn more about Helping Babies Breathe or to download the guide in Spanish or as individual Sections or Tools, visit their website.


Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a training program developed for low resource settings by the American Academy of Pediatrics with input from the World Health Organization (WHO) and an unrestricted educational grant from the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine, and support from Latter-day Saint Charities. To support the global rollout of HBB, the US Agency of International Development initiated a global public private alliance in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Laerdal Medical, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children. Implementing partners include the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Health Care Improvement (HCI), HealthTech (PATH), CORE Group, and other programs at the country level.


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