The alliance offered evidence-based training, high quality, affordable resuscitation equipment, and technical assistance to support countries in their efforts to improve coverage and quality of newborn resuscitation services. Between June 2010 and June 2012, HBB alliance trained about 80,000 health providers in 48 countries, with 21 supported by USAID. Over 70,000 HBB training workbooks and 5,000 flip chart sets were sold on a not-for-profit basis, and almost 34,000 workbooks and 3,000 flip chart sets were donated. Additionally, 82,000 bag/masks, 93,000 suction bulbs, and 23,000 NeoNatalie simulators were sold on a not-for-profit basis, and 4,000 simulators were donated. The Tanzania pilot study indicated a 38% newborn mortality reduction among approximately 20,000 deliveries, with final results anticipated higher. Eight countries have introduced a new outcome indicator: asphyxiated babies resuscitated successfully, and have reported resuscitating about 800 newborns, with a success rate in the 70 to 98% range. By December 2011, total project investment reached $23 million, with USAID investing $6.5 million and partners contributing $16.4 million in cash and in-kind – a leverage rate equivalent to three times USAID’s own resources.
|Value||USD 23 Million|