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Sierra Leone - Helping Babies Breathe

Sierra Leone

In March of 2019, our team of Shasta physicians, residents and an OB nurse from Mercy Medical Center traveled to Sierra Leone in West Africa to teach Helping Babies Breathe - a newborn resuscitation curriculum for third world countries.

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Ghana

Ghana

Dr Lupeika, Dr McMullin, Dr Morgan and Dr Rezai, in company with two Mercy Residents as well as a NICU RN traveled to Ghana and participated in teaching midwives the techniques of Helping Babies Breathe. A “Train the Trainers Course” was held in Accra at Lekma Regional Hospital, and then followed by a two day course in rural Assin Jakai village where 40 midwives and birthing attendants were instructed. Teaching materials and manikins were donated to the South Assin District Health Department for ongoing training in their area.

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Dominica

Dominica

Faculty and residents traveled to the Commonwealth of Dominica and conducted midwife and birth attendant training in Helping Babies Breathe for over 70 students.  The trip was a great success and welcomed by the Ministry of Health and the State School of Nursing.  Students from Ross University also attended and assisted with the training.

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Ghana

Ghana

In 2014 Dr Jeff Bosworth and his daughter Kristen participated in teaching of midlevel practitioners in Ghana.

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Guatemala

Guatemala

Dr Trang Vo, a third-year resident at Shasta Community Health Center recently completed a 4 week elective in Guatemala (March 2015).

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Tanzania

Tanzania

Dr McMullin is certified as a Master Trainer for Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), an international initiative of USAID , AAP and Laerdal Pharmaceuticals.

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Dr. Ron Sand, faculty in the residency program at Shasta Community Health Center, spent six months in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam assisting with the development of a hospice and palliative care program.

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