We all have a role to play in saving newborn lives
The HBS community – comprised of hundreds of thousands of master trainers, facilitators, partners, global health leaders and health care providers around the world – is our greatest resource.
- HBS Master Trainers and facilitators dedicate their time and expertise to plan and implement HBS trainings in high-need areas. They also work to strengthen the capacity of providers, health authorities and organizations in resource-constrained countries to improve, promote and scale-up sustainable newborn health programs.
- Our national and global partners leverage their existing program platforms, networks and resources to support the implementation of HBS activities around the world.
- Birth attendants and health care providers in limited-resource settings participate in HBS training and then work tirelessly to use their knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care to newborns.
Get trained in HBS and increase the reach of our life-saving programs
If you want to get involved with Helping Babies Survive and become eligible to teach courses in limited-resource settings, the first step is to become trained as a Master Trainer or Facilitator.
To become a Master Trainer: you must first successfully complete a facilitator course in HBB, ECEB and/or ECSB, as well as co-teach two or more facilitator courses alongside an experienced master trainer. Master trainers are responsible for training other master trainers and facilitators, but are also qualified to train providers.
To become a Facilitator: you must successfully complete a facilitator course in HBB, ECEB and/or ECSB, and then be certified by an experienced trainer after co-teaching at least one provider course. Facilitators are eligible to teach HBB, ECEB and ECSB in the field to nurses, midwives, doctors, birth attendants and other newborn care providers.
HBS courses are offered several times a year in various locations throughout North America. Announcements for course dates and locations can be found by visiting the
Upcoming HBS Courses page.