The Peruvian healthcare system has no standardized training for teaching medical professionals, including physicians, midwives, and nurses to provide neonatal resuscitation to newborn babies. At one point, Perú was in the highest quartile for neonatal mortality in the world. Now, through government programs and investment, they are in the lowest. However, in the rural and underserved regions of Perú, an area that contains almost half of the entire population of the country, it is estimated that up to 75% of women give birth in their homes or in small clinics with only a single health care provider. There is a need to expand the training of these health professionals.
In collaboration with the Peruvian College of Midwives, HBI has developed a model to train all 36,000 midwives in Perú through a train-the-trainer structure. Over the past four years, we have trained over 350 trainers in 24 departments. The trainers have conducted over 500 trainings and trained nearly 7,500 midwives. The Neonatal Resuscitation Train-the-Trainer Program is a model to enable doctors, nurses, and midwives to build their own future trainings and save babies lives for generations to come.
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