Saving Newborns One Minute at a Time
Helping Babies Survive (HBS) is a suite of training course geared towards teaching local nurses, midwives, and traditional birth attendants in developing countries the most successful ways to save a newborn’s life in the first critical minute after birth, known as The Golden Minute. HBS is a Train-the-Trainer model, where U.S. trained facilitators travel to developing countries to train all who attend the births of babies. The end result is leaving them with the skills and education to train others in their communities, resulting in a sustainable program that repeats itself for years to come.
Project C.U.R.E. conducts Helping Babies Survive training in more than 15 countries worldwide to train local in-country nurses and birthing attendants on the HBS curriculum. Note: Open opportunities for HBS trips will be sent to our list of HBS Master Trainers when available.
How does it work?
Help us as we work to use HBS techniques to save the lives of newborns and reduce the rate of infant mortality around the globe!
In 2010, the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) initiated the Helping Babies Survive Program (HBS) in collaboration with numerous global health organizations. Among HBB’s partners are the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). HBB is a direct response to the WHO’s estimate that 1 million babies die each year from birth asphyxia, with the goal of reducing the global child mortality rate by two-thirds before 2015.
HBB Global Development Alliance
Saving Mothers Giving Life Alliance
Since the start of the HBS program at Project C.U.R.E. in 2013, we have trained 529 in-country birth attendants, sent 50 U.S. Master Trainers abroad, and facilitated 18 Train-the-Trainer Trips worldwide! An estimated 15,000 newborns have been served as a result of Project C.U.R.E.’s HBS efforts.