Neonatal Resuscitation Training Initiative Program facilitates rural health service providers in reviving newborns with breathing difficulties to reduce infant mortality rate by enhancing the Neonatal Care Services of Health Staffs under Department of Health. The Program was inplemented with the assistance of Latter Day Saint Charities (LDSC)during 2008.
The program provided Training of Trainers Courses on Neonatal Resuscitation to 100 trainers, 50 trainers from 10 townships in Yangon Division and 50 trainers from 10 townships in Mandalay Division.
LDSC Neonatal Specialists conducted two Trainings of Trainers courses, in Yangon and Mandalay. The participants of these trainers included child specialists, medical officers, senior nurses and health staffs and also the Neonatal Specialists from teaching universities and hospitals and nursing institutions to improve their knowledge and to exchange their views.
The 100 trained trainers consequently conducted multiplier trainings on neonatal training for new born infants to 1,100 field health staffs such us health assistants, midwives, maternal and child heath promoters and auxiliary midwives at 10 townships in Yangon Division and 10 Townships in Mandalay Division.
LDSC provided equipment and materials to train field health practitioners ensuring birth attendants to revive newborns.