A neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource limited circumstances.

Helping Babies Breathe is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Newborn Lives, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and a number of other global health organizations.

A Global Public-Private Development Alliance has been formed between USAID, NICHD, Save the Children, AAP and Laerdal to facilitate implementation of HBB and thereby scaling up lifesaving newborn care around the world. Read more about the Alliance here.

Helping Babies Breathe training significantly reduces newborn deaths

Rigorous research published in Pediatrics shows that newborn mortality has been reduced by as much as 47 % after implementation of Helping Babies Breathe! Read more here.

A second edition of Helping Babies Breathe is now available in the English language, which includes scientific updates to harmonize with the 2015 ILCOR Consensus on Science with Treatment Recommendations as well as the 2012 WHO Basic Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines.

The Helping Babies Breathe educational material includes:

  • Action Plan Wall Poster
  • Reprocessing Poster (only available for HBB Second Edition)
  • Flip Chart 
  • Learner Workbooks

The HBB materials are available in English, Spanish, French and Swahili. HBB Second Edition is only available in English.




HBB Learner Workbooks (Qty. 20)

Catalogue no. 990-001xx


HBB Facilitator Flip Chart Set

1 Action Plan Wall Poster, 1 Reprocessing Poster, 1 Facilitator Flip Chart

Catalogue no. 990-002xx



HBB Extra Posters (Qty. 5)

5 Action Plans, 5 Reprocessing Posters 

Catalogue no. 990-004xx


*When ordering, replace XX with the relevant language cost: English=33; Spanish=29; French=07; Swahili=61


Laerdal Global Health has committed to offer its products on a not-for-profit basis to the countries with the highest maternal and neonatal mortalities, which have not yet reached the targets set by Sustainable Development Goal 3.  If you do not qualify for not-for-profit pricing, please order from Laerdal Medical.


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