One of most critical actions to ensure the survival of a newborn baby is to make sure her airway is clear.  This is carried out with specialized suction apparatus. Statistics show that there is no action more important for a baby who has had a difficult birth to live;  it is the ‘A’ (for airway) that is first in the ‘ABC’ of emergency assessment that every health professional has as the very base of their knowledge.

A recent generous donation was received by Rose Charities Canada for its Haiti Neonatal Resuscitation Teaching team to take with them to Haiti in early November. There is no question that this will save lives when HBB (‘Helping babies breathe’) professionals that they will over the next months get to work !