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Helping Babies Breathe - it works!

Stefan Johansson

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Came across this paper in @Acta Paediatrica about the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program in Kenya.

10 months post-training, there was a >50% reduction in the rate of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, from 1.6% to 0.7% of live-births. The mortality rates decreased in numbers from 0.4% to 0.2%, but this was not statistically significant. However, the study was not powered to find this difference.

The paper is available in full-text here. And, related editorials are available here and here.

Does anyone here have hands-on-experience from working with the HBB-program? Would be interesting to hear about it!

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