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Breath of Life Team 2014
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Ended Jan 22, 2014
Algonquin College members will teach untrained health care providers in Tanzania about neonatal resuscitation. Other students will work with local kids on a health promotion project. Funds go towards purchase and shipping of medical and training supplies.

Tanzania has one of the highest rates of neonatal mortality (death in the first month of life) in the world.  According to the World Bank, as of 2012, Tanzania's neonatal mortality rate was 21 per 1,000 live births, while the neonatal mortality rate in Canada was 4 deaths per 1,000 live births. Village

In the spring of 2014, an interprofessional team from Algonquin College consisting of Nursing, Paramedic, Early Childhood Education, Dental Hygienist and Child Youth Workers students and faculty will travel to Tanzania to train local birth attendants in newborn resuscitation and work with children and youth on a health and wellness project.

Together, faculty and students from the nursing and paramedic programs will deliver the Helping Babies Breathe© curriculum to traditional birth attendants, community workers and health care providers in the Bunda District. Helping Babies Breathe©  is an evidenced based curriculum, which uses basic interventions to increase stability and successful resuscitation rates of neonates within the first minute of life - ‘The Golden Minute’. 

In addition faculty and students from the Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education and Dental Hygiene programs, will implement Helping Children Thrive. This is a community based childhood health and wellness program which provides a collection of learning activities focused on healthy development.

We are raising funds for the purchase and shipping of medical and training supplies for 240 local health care workers in the Bunda District of Tanzania. 

Any of these would make a great stocking stuffer, but donations of any amount are welcome! Funds collected will go towards the purchase of:

Suction Device: $4.00

Bag Valve Mask Resuscitator: $18.00

Training required for one local birth attendant: $10.00

Health and wellness edutcaion package for one child: $6.00

(See pictures above) *These costs include the administrative fees charged by Fundrazr and Paypal, totaling 6.8% + $0.60 cents per donation.

This website does not automatically provide tax receipts. Should you like to donate and require a receipt, please contact Kathy Storen at .

Only donations greater than $20.00 are tax deductible. 


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