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Redding Doctors Help Babies Breathe in Africa

A group of Redding doctors are back from Africa after participating in a program that teaches skills to midwives to help save newborn babies.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 4:16 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2018 10:32 PM

Redding Calif.—A group of Redding doctors is back from Africa after participating in a program that teaches skills to midwives to help save newborn babies.

The program is called Helping Babies Breathe.

It teaches individuals how to resuscitate babies who are struggling to breathe at birth.

A group of six healthcare professionals made the trip to share their knowledge.

Dr. Douglas McMullin said, “So it was our effort to bring this learning to midwives and birthing attendants, leave them with training supplies so that they could continue in their county to train their own people. And so this would be sustainable in the future.”

The doctors from Mercy Medical Center and Shasta Community Health Center spent a little over a week in the capital of Gana teaching the techniques.

One in ten babies worldwide will need help breathing when born, and they hope this will help reduce the high infant mortality rate.

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