Laerdal Global Health (LGH) is a not-for-profit company that develops durable, simple, culturally adaptable, affordable products and programs aimed at helping save lives of newborns and mothers in low-resource countries.
LGH is an independent sister company of Laerdal Medical AS. LGH will receive funding of $30 million from Laerdal Medical AS through 2017, with the aim of being self-sufficient thereafter.
Mission: Helping Save Lives of newborns and mothers in low-resource countries.
Vision: No one should die or be disabled unnecessarily during birth.
By 2020, our goal is to help save 400,000 more lives per year.
We will reach our goals by:
Helping train and equip more than 1 million birth attendants
Introducing 12 - 15 disruptive innovative solutions that are durable, simple, culturally adaptable, and affordable
Catalyzing innovative partnerships and alliances
Establishing financial self-sustainability*
Ninety-five percent of Day of Birth deaths occur in just 75 countries identified by the UN Millennium Development Goals. To support these countries, we develop products and programs implemented at scale through global partnerships and alliances.
Programs and Alliances
Helping Babies Breath Global Alliance - Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a training program that teaches the essential skills of caring for healthy babies and assisting babies that do not breathe on their own after birth. It has been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). With the launch of HBB in 2010, the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance was formed to support an effective and widespread implementation of HBB. The goal is to train as much as one million health workers in basic newborn resuscitation by 2015.
Helping Mothers Survive - Helping Mothers Survive is an innovative training program developed by Jhpiego, a not-for-profit affiliate of John Hopkins University, in collaboration with Laerdal Global Health. The first module – Bleeding After Birth - gives health workers skills in prevention, detection, and management of postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal death.
Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance - The Survive &Thrive Global Development Alliance is a new partnership established to energize critical health care interventions during the time when mothers and their children are most vulnerable—from pregnancy through childbirth, and childhood through age five.
Day of Birth Alliance - Jhpiego, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design at John Hopkins University and Laerdal Global Health have united in a Day of Birth Alliance to address the maternal and newborn mortality in low- resource settings on the Day of Birth. The Alliance is developing innovation solutions to address critical needs of both baby and mother on the Day of Birth.
Helping Mothers Survive
Helping Babies Survive
Helping Babies Breathe