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We are committed to developing and offering the tools and information needed to advance high-quality, sustainable programs for newborn health in limited-resource settings. 

Each Helping Babies Survive program includes a unique package of tools designed to assist facilitators in their efforts to plan and implement effective HBB, ECEB, ECSB and QI activities around the world.  To ensure ease of access and encourage their widespread use, all HBS materials can be viewed on our website and downloaded for free. 

​Please explore these HBS tools developed specifically for our trainers and facilitators.

​​Course Materials
All the materials – forms, docu​​​ments, evaluations, templates – that accompany each HBS course can be found on this page.   

​​​​​​​HBS Implementation Guide 
The Implementation Guide is a resource for advancing sustainable national programs for newborn and maternal health. The Guide is currently available for download in both English and Spanish. 

​​​​​Ordering Information 
HBS learning materials and simulat​ors can be ordered via the AAP Bookstore or from Laerdal Global Health, and printable versions of the learning​ materials can be downloaded free of charge from the AAP International Resources site.

​​​Instructional Videos
The instructional videos contained in this section are designed to bring HBS practices to life. Recognizing that videos can serve as a valuable educational tool, we are currently working with partners to create additional videos for the HBS program suite – so stay tuned for updates. ​

​​​​Record + View Courses 
To measure the impact of HBS, it is essential for facilitators to share information about when and where they have taught HBS courses, so we kindly request that faciliators submit details of all HBS trainings conducted via our website.  This information becomes part of a comprehensive global course archive, which helps others plan trainings in specific regions.  Having an accurate record of all courses conducted also enables us to identify training gaps and evaluate program impact. ​​​

Responsbile Training
The tools should be used by HBS facilitators working to strengthen health care services for mothers and their newborns in resource-constrained environments.  HBS planning must occur in the context of national strategies and training for these services, as well as grounded in the local context of pregnancy, birth and delivery. 

While we want these live-saving programs to reach as many health care providers as possible, it is important to plan and deliver HBS trainings in a responsible manner.  Rather than conducting one-off trainings, emphasis should be placed on building sustainable programs that operate at scale under the leadership of national health authorities.  Ideally, you should work alongside in-coutnry health authorities and local stakeholders to ensure HBS training and high-quality neonatal care become a national health priority.  ​

HBB Master Trainer 2015 ALAPE Course – Lima, Peru (Susan Niermeyer, MD, FAAP and learners)​