• Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016

    Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016
    Medical Capacity Building Neonatal Resuscitation Training held for 11 local nurses on board the Africa Mercy.

    Medical Capacity Building Neonatal Resuscitation Training held for 11 local nurses on board the Africa Mercy.

    Seidjolo Quenum is six months pregnant with her second child. A native of West Africa, she acted as translator for the Neonatal Resuscitation course recently held onboard the Africa Mercy. “Maybe it’s because I am a mother,” she says, “But this course is vital! A baby is not like a car – you can’t learn by making mistakes!”

    10% of newborns worldwide need help breathing. “In low-resource countries, these babies would be considered dead at birth,” says Amy Jones, Program Manager for the AFM Medical Capacity Team. “There would be no hope for them.”

    But with the methods taught during the one-day Neonatal Resuscitation course (which by the way, require very few resources that West African hospitals don’t already have), midwives can now save many of these cast-aside babies. “And this is just the start,” says Amy. Many additional midwives will participate in this one-day course in the coming months.

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