What can we do to make sure all newborns have a fighting chance at life?
The Newborn Resuscitation Training Program is an official certification program that provides contextualized training to save the life of a newborn after delivery. Peruvian midwives and medical professionals are trained to immediately identify babies that need help breathing, provide evidence-based corrective measures, and participate in a resuscitation team effectively. It is also a program with a multiplier effect–ensuring that those who have been trained can train other health professionals to help decrease neonatal fatalities. The goal is for every live birth to be attended by a trained neonatal resuscitation professional, safeguarding the lives of thousands of babies across Perú.
NRTP is on track to ensuring that one or more persons skilled in newborn resuscitation are present at every birth in Perú by 2030.