Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a US-based not-for-profit membership organization of 62,000 pediatricians, and pediatric medical and surgical specialists. The AAP is dedicated to the health of all children, and has a long-standing commitment to child survival programs and to helping achieve the MDGs. The AAP commitment to Every Woman Every Child is through the delivery of training and technical assistance and through scale-up of the Helping Babies BreatheŽ (HBB) program. HBB is designed to ensure child survival and prevent birth asphyxia by strengthening the skills of birth attendants through use of a high quality evidence-based zero/low literacy practical educational program which teaches birth attendants in MDG countries how to care for newborns at birth. HBB focuses on the "Golden MinuteŽ," the first minute after birth, during which time most babies with asphyxia will respond to simple interventions, including stimulation and low-technology room-air resuscitation. The AAP will expand and enhance implementation of HBB in collaboration with its partners, USAID, Save the Children, the National Institute for Health and Human Development, and Laerdal Global Health. AAP's efforts through HBB will reach more than 1 million children, their mothers, and families. The 2011 estimated contribution of this commitment is US $13 million.

Implementation methodologies

By strengthening the skills of birth attendants through use of a high quality evidence-based zero/low literacy practical educational program which teaches birth attendants in MDG countries how to care for newborns at birth. Focusing on the "Golden MinuteŽ," the first minute after birth, during which time most babies with asphyxia will respond to simple interventions.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

USAID; Save the Children; the National Institute for Health and Human Development; Laerdal Global Health
Deliverables
2011
The 2011 estimated contribution of this commitment is US $13 million.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 5
Resources devoted to implementation
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: MDG countries
Date of completion: 2011
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
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Documents
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