Training programs to help save lives, one birth at a time

The Helping Mothers and Babies Survive programs equip healthcare workers with the expertise and confidence to provide life-saving care to mothers and newborns during childbirth

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I strongly remember a day when the training helped me save lives

While I was a mentor at Kiziguro district, I was able to identify signs of severe pre-eclampsia in two mothers. They had been in the hospital over 12 hours without being managed. I suggested to provide magnesium sulphate and anti-hypertensive medication, but the doctors were hesitant — this was not their usual practice and they feared harming the mothers or the babies. But I know what the safe dose is! We provided the medication and both mothers delivered soon after that. We saved two mothers and two babies that day.

Seraphine, Midwife and HMBS facilitator at CHUK in Kigali, Rwanda