Our vision is to promote maternal and child health through education, global community participation and providing resources for the nursing and midwifery force.
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a training program that teaches the essential skills of caring for healthy babies and assisting babies that do not breathe on their own after birth.
As a qualified teacher of this program, Jan educates those in under privileged areas, to help save lives, one breath at a time.
It is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives program, and a number of other global health stakeholders.
We provide resources to the nursing and midwifery force in under privileged areas by:
- donating medical supplies, medicines and equipment
- sharing knowledge and experience including insights and advice from other experienced midwives, nurses and health care workers
- education material
- worksheets and forms
We volunteer our time and resources to those who face the daily challenges of under resourced clinical areas in the global community.
There are many areas that desperately need help, however we realise we can only do this one breath at a time. Our first stop is Amana Hospital, Tanzania. Every year a team of us travel to Amana Hospital to lend our skill, support and deliver the very generous donations that come from our local community and beyond. We do not currently take volunteers that are not already part of our regular team of Medical Volunteers. But visit our volunteer page here to find out how you can volunteer with other organisations.