HMBS partnership

Helping Mothers and Babies Survive is the result of long-lasting partnerships.

Collaborating to ensure impact

For over a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Jhpiego and Laerdal Global Health have pushed foward the effort to address the leading causes of maternal and newborn mortality, world wide. Building upon the methods and experience of the Helping Babies Breathe program, the American Academy of Pediatrics together with WHO developed the newborn programs. Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, has developed the maternal programs in collaboration with ICM, FIGO, AAP, ICN and UNFPA. Laerdal Global Health supports with the instructional design of the all the programs and materials.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for ALL infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Working in collaboration with its members, local pediatric societies, local communities, and global partners, the Academy promotes high-quality and equitable care through the delivery of evidence-based training interventions, technical support, and capacity strengthening to save lives and ensure all children reach their full potential.

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Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. They believe that where people live should not determine if they live.

In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

A Johns Hopkins University Affiliate.

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Laerdal Global Health

Laerdal Global Health exists to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals for maternal and newborn health (SDG3).

They work in close collaboration with partners to innovate and support health providers, carefully designing solutions to provide better training and equipment. These solutions are affordable and easy to use, to support quality care where they are needed the most.