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All Helping Babies Survive educational materials are available for free access and download on the newly updated AAP International Resources website.

Objective of HBB

To ensure that all babies are born with a skilled birth attendant present.

The Curriculum

Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that assessment at birth and simple newborn care are things that every baby deserves. The initial steps taught in HBB can save lives and give a much better start to many babies who struggle to breathe at birth. The focus is to meet the needs of every baby born.

The Golden Minute®

Helping Babies Breathe emphasizes skilled attendants at birth, assessment of every baby, temperature support, stimulation to breathe, and assisted ventilation as needed, all within "The Golden Minute" after birth.

Our Partners

Helping Babies Breathe is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics and many partners, including the US Agency for International Development (USAID), The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, and the Millennium Villages Project. The curriculum was developed with input from the World Health Organization (WHO). All this is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine, and support from Latter-day Saint Charities.

Stories From the Field

We are asking that experienced Master Trainers please share their "Stories from the Field" on our website. Please complete the template located here and return to us at It is an opportunity to share both successes and challenges with colleagues and those interested in learning more about Helping Babies Breathe.

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