Freedom of Breath, Fountain of Life
Each year in China, as many as 125,000 babies may succumb to neonatal asphyxia, the inability to breathe at or immediately after birth. Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, L.L.C., has joined with the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Chinese Society of Perinatal Medicine and the Chinese Nursing Society to form the “Freedom of Breath, Fountain of Life” national neonatal resuscitation program.
The program aims to reduce infant mortality through education, with a goal of ensuring that there is at least one trained person is present at every hospital birth by 2010. The program has trained more than 18,000 medical professionals across China since 2004 in the techniques of neonatal resuscitation.