The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Implementation Guide is a tool for advancing sustainable national programs for newborn and maternal health.  For maximum impact, HBB should be integrated into existing newborn or maternal health training, but it can​ be implemented as a stand-alone program, depending on national priorities. ​

Specific sections of the guide will be of interest to different individuals. For example:

  • Policymakers and planners will find information for improving their existing training and services in Section II.

  • Program managers, master trainers, and facilitators will want to use Section III to help plan, implement, and monitor HBB programs.

  • Everyone will benefit from the suggestions in Sections IV and V.

For your convenien​ce, the HBB Implementation Guide is downloadable as an entire manual, OR as individual Sections or Tools.  Please utilize the information within however it ​​best suits your needs – and do feel free to share it with others who are implementing maternal and child health programs.

Download the Full Implementation Guide ​


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