Smartphone-based Neonatal Resuscitation Coaching in Peru

Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

Location(s): Peru


The AAP Resident Research Grant program awards $2,000 grants for projects related to a wide variety of child health research topics. Residents also are provided a travel stipend to attend a professional research conference. Award winners conduct their research under a mentor’s supervision.  

In Peru, 90% of deliveries occur in health facilities; however there is not a national neonatal resuscitation and certification program for the public health sector. The BREATH device (Baby Resuscitation Enhanced - A Tech Helper) is a combined hardware/software 'coach' designed to improve and guide neonatal resuscitation in low-resource areas.