900,000 babies die each year because they can’t breathe at birth. LDS Charities volunteers train in-country medical personnel who in turn train others to assist with resuscitation of newborns with breathing difficulties.
Last year, LDS Charities provided neonatal resuscitation training to 24,000 people in 33 countries. They included training 900 doctors, nurses, and midwives in Namibia, 500 in the Dominican Republic, and 600 in Ecuador.
One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin.
Note: Dark areas on the map represent those countries receiving Neonatal Resuscitation Training aid.
It's a much-needed approach to saving newborn babies - two volunteer physicians and a registered nurse journey from the United States to Bandung, Indonesia, to train 20 local physicians in newborn resuscitation. But what difference can they possibly make when an overwhelming 900,000 babies die each year because they can’t breathe at birth? The difference comes when three trainers train 20 who in turn train 600 more. Full Story