Knowledge acquisition after 'Helping Babies Survive' training in rural Tanzania
The article reviews a training programme/workshops dedicated to increasing knowledge through “training of trainers” in childbirth education. There has been a push to improve the ability of healthcare providers in low resource areas where the majority of neonatal deaths occur. The Helping Babies Survive (HBS) suite of programs are intensive, structured courses over 1-3 days, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and its partners. HBS consists of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) and Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB). The HBS training improved the knowledge of healthcare providers. However, knowledge of breastfeeding was inadequate or limited.
Author(s): Dola, Justine, Campbell-Yeob, Marsha, McMilland, Douglas, Abele, Zabron, Nyamtemac, Angelo, LeBlanc, John C.