|AAC Speaks at WBEZ Global Activism Expo 2012|
Caregivers practice the "Helping Babies Breathe" life-saving medical intervention taught by Aid Africa's Children to reduce infant mortality in Africa.
We are honored to be a presenter at the WBEZ Global Activism Expo 2012, their largest event of the year. As one of the 24 global activists organizations selected to participate in the “break-out classroom” discussions, our topic will be "Helping Babies Breathe: How a Simple Medical Intervention is Reducing Infant Mortality." "Helping Babies Breathe is a program initiative by the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach neonatal resusitation for resource-limited areas." The infant mortality rate is the number of babies dying before reaching one year of age, per 1000 live births. According to a 2011 World Bank report, “South Africa’s infant mortality rate is 41 per 1000 live births, in comparison to the USA’s rate of 7 per 1000 live births. As of 2010, Tanzania’s infant mortality rate was 70 per 1000 live births” Recently, Aid Africa's Children's mission trip to Tanzania taught over 100 caregiver and medical professionals how this simple medical treatment can save babies lives.
Learn more about http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-28/global-activism-expo-2012
Photography by Diane Malege
Article Written by LuAnn Wing