Danieli: The first baby saved
Danieli was not breathing when he was born. With the newly implemented Safer Births project, a young nurse at Haydom Hospital had been trained in the Helping Babies Breathe program. She dried the baby, suctioned, and stimulated him. Still, he was not breathing, so she started ventilations. After continuous ventilation, Danieli became the first baby resuscitated in the Safer Births project.
Baby Eliwaza did not breathe at birth. Midwife Sabrina had been trained in Helping Babies Breathe, and as part of the Safer Births project, and she practices newborn resuscitation regularly. Sabrina detected a slow heart rate and immediately started ventilations. Like many other babies at Haydom Hospital, Eliwaza survived.
When Baby Gloria was born, she was not breathing. Her mother, Regina, also needed help. Part of her placenta was retained and it caused her to bleed heavily. Her midwife had been trained as part of the Safer Births program at Haydom and knew what to do. Both Regina and Baby Gloria survived.