How MedGlobal’s Helping Babies Breathe program is helping me save lives in Bangladesh

By Sonia, Facilitator/Trainer in Helping Babies Breathe

Sonia was a participant of the Helping Babies Breathe training, which MedGlobal and UNFPA led in June 2019. She expresses her gratitude towards MedGlobal, volunteers, and partner organizations for implementing a program that not only benefits her but others – as she moved on to train healthcare professionals in her area.

Special thanks to MedGlobal and UNFPA for providing life-saving training with the Helping Babies Breath (HBB) program – an internationally recognized, evidence-based educational program for reducing infant mortality by providing life-saving measures within the first minute of birth.

Six volunteer master trainers from MedGlobal taught us how to help newborn babies, who are not breathing after delivery, by stimulation then applying a bag and mask to improve ventilation until the baby starts breathing normally. The informative HBB demonstrations are valuable in saving the lives of newborn babies.

MedGlobal volunteer, Tracy Ibgui observed my full training session and she worked hard to make sure her students know exactly what to do if a baby is not breathing. Participants are now able to face these obstacles well-prepared and ready to save lives! It was a great pleasure to receive training alongside fellow healthcare professionals.

Finally, I received my Certificate of Completion with the help of MedGlobal! I am now working as a facilitator and trainer. I am providing the same HBB training to staff from my organization as well as other organizations. This training was very effective, informative and valuable to all of us.

Thank you!