Helping Babies Survive (HBS) is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), developed in collaboration with WHO, and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children, Latter-day Saint Charities, Laerdal Global Health, Johnson & Johnson, and a number of other global health partners. HBS is suite of evidence-based hands-on training programs developed by the AAP to reduce neonatal mortality in resource-limited environments.
HBS began with Helping Babies Breathe neonatal resuscitation techniques that have been shown to reduce neonatal mortality by up to 47%. The HBB curriculum includes scientific updates to harmonize with 2015 ILCOR Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations, and the 2012 WHO Basic Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines. HBS consists of the following programs:
Helping Babies Breathe teaches the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation to be accomplished within The Golden Minute to save lives and give a much better start to many babies who struggle to breathe at birth.