According to the World Health Organization, approximately a quarter of newborn deaths are attributable to newborn asphyxia, a large proportion of which can be prevented through better care during labor and delivery as well as effective neonatal resuscitation techniques.
The AKU’s Department of Paediatric and Child Health in collaboration with CIME and under the direction of Dr Shabina Ariff and her team, developed a train the trainer model to train all health professionals working in the paediatric service line. This collaborative partnership was formed to address the need for more opportunities for our healthcare workers to receive simulation-based training in neonatal resuscitation.
The aim of this programme is to ensure that the learners can immediately identify a baby that needs intervention, provide evidence-based corrective measures, and support effectively participate on a resuscitation team. Additionally, this programme has a multiplier effect so that other health professionals can be trained. We are pleased by the progress we have made and excited for the continued and growing success of this programme.