HBB/ECEB and Infection Prevention Training in Ghana


Margaret Chinbuah, PATH Ghana
Magdalena Serpa, PATH

Ghana Health Services and PATH’s Making Every Baby Count Initiative are using a five day training package which includes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed Helping Babies Breathe curricula (2 days), AAP’s developed Essential Care to Every Newborn (ECEB) (2 days) and Newborn Infection Prevention (one day;  training adapted from diverse sources, including the Pan American Health Organization, CDC and Jhpiego). The link between the 3 components of the training package and key steps of the interactive training are   demonstrated. Lessons learned from the preparation, implementation and first supervision post-training visit are discussed.  The supplies needed to practice ECEB, HBB and IP  skills   are made available as well as complementary training job aids  developed in-country and Ghana’s adapted version of WHO pocket book on hospital care for children are made available.