Maternal and Newborn Care

The mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's Maternal and Newborn Care program is to provide lifesaving training and equipment for birth attendants to help resuscitate babies at birth, support the care of newborns, and improve maternal survival.

The Church works with governments and local organizations to initiate a perpetuated train-the-trainer program for doctors, nurses, and midwives based on curriculum from “Helping Babies Survive” and “Helping Mothers Survive.” Following the training, the Church continues to provide supportive supervision to ensure skill and knowledge retention. In addition to the lifesaving skills that are taught, midwives are provided the equipment needed to practice and implement the techniques they have learned.

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