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April 2020 Helping Mothers Survive Training Opportunity with Supporting Safe Birth, Inc.

Are you interested in becoming an HMS trainer? Supporting Safe Birth, Inc. is sponsoring a training opportunity on Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth Complete (BABC) day 1 ONLY and Essential Care for Labor & Birth (ECL&B) modules. This opportunity is scheduled for April 4 – 5, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Secure your spot today! To apply, please visit the […]

International Confederation of Midwives hosts Helping Mothers Survive Essential Care for Labor & Birth (ECL&B) training workshop in Namibia!

Helping Mothers Survive is pleased to announce that the inaugural global training of our newest module, Essential Care for Labor & Birth (ECL&B), was held at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Africa Regional Conference in Windhoek, Namibia on September 11, 2019.  Intensive preparations for the workshop included preparing all master trainers in advance and having materials shipped to Namibia […]


Helping Mothers Survive is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest module, Essential Care for Labor & Birth (ECL&B)!  In September 2019, we held the first training events in Baltimore, Maryland and Salt Lake City, Utah.  ECL&B is the cornerstone of the Helping Mothers Survive suite, forming the basis of quality, respectful care for women at birth.  This new […]

Empowered healthcare workers = lives saved

In December 2016, the HMS Secretariat provided seed funding to Jhpiego Nigeria to facilitate a Helping Mothers Survive Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia (PE&E) Master Training workshop. A group of six health professionals, including two from the Ministry of Health, were first trained as master trainers at a workshop in Abuja. Two of these new trainers then joined Dr. Kabo in Abakaliki […]

Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children–a story from Kyrgyzstan

Duishebaeva Shurukan Saitmuratovna is a midwife who works in a remote mountain village in Kyrgyzstan. She is 400 kilometers from the nearest regional medical center, but she received training in Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth by a midwife trainer who attended a course sponsored by LDS Charities. This training teaches midwives, nurses, and health care professionals how to intervene […]

Project C.U.R.E. Training at Jhpiego

The HMS team at Jhpiego hosted a Master Training for Project C.U.R.E on the Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia module in January of 2019 in Baltimore. Project C.U.R.E. is dedicated to strengthening international partners in resource limited settings by providing and promoting evidence-based educational “train-the-trainer” programs for health professionals according to global needs. Building on a strong foundation of Helping Babies Survive […]

A Heartwarming Story of a Life Saved from the DRC

Here is an uplifting story from our friends at Paul Carlson Partnership.  A team from several Congolese health organizations was evaluating clinics in DRC that PCP has supported.  When they arrived at Bomago Clinic they found 28 year old Madame Fanzawe Mbulusalo, who had just given birth to twins and was bleeding profusely. Immediately this woman and her babies were referred […]

Stop the Presses! A new publication demonstrates the impact of Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Breathe in Uganda!

Deliver training to nurses and midwives in health facilities—where they deliver babies—and more women and their newborns will have safer births, the study published December 17 in PLOS ONE demonstrates. Onsite trainings that feature shortened, simulation-based lessons with support for practice led to a 17% decrease in postpartum hemorrhage, a 47% decrease in retained placenta, a 34% decrease in stillbirth […]


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 14-19 Helping Mothers Survive had a strong presence at FIGO this year with oral and panel presentations, booth activities and partner meeings each day of the conference. The HMS team was invited by Dr. Andre Lalonde to support his preconference Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulation Training. In partnership with Alemnesh Reta of Laerdal Global Health, and Dr. […]


The Helping Mothers Survive team traveled to Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania this summer to support the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) to launch their 50, 000 Happy Birthdays project.  Working with country midwifery associations, educators and other partners, Jhpiego conducted Training of Trainers for Bleeding after Birth Complete (BABC) and Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia (PE&E) using the low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) approach […]

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