Photo: Sanjana Shrestha/Save the Children
A female community health volunteer in Nepal learns to suction the mouth of a baby born at home without a medically-trained attendant. Suctioning is required to immediately assist newborns who have trouble breathing at birth.
In Nepal, Save the Children trains local women to deliver basic lifesaving care to mothers and children in their communities even when the doctors and nurses are out of reach.
Community health workers are helping dramatically lower child mortality rates in Nepal. By training and supporting more frontline health workers, even more children's lives can be saved.
Our partner, Helping Babies Breathe, is an evidence-based educational program that teaches neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited areas. We encourage you to visit their website, read over their implementation guides, and learn the importance of babies surviving 'The Golden Minute' with the help of a skilled birth attendant.
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