Sustainability, here we come!

Julia recently spoke at a national conference on “The challenge of sustainability” in newborn care training.  NICHE International’s vision of the Holy Grail of sustainability is in the slide below:

There is much written on skills decay over time and the lack of sustainability in the model of flying outside instructors to a country for a week to teach resuscitation skills and expect attitudes and habits to change as a result. That is why we concentrate on training local instructors and have developed our 10-step path to sustainability (see under sustainability section of the website).  That is also why we are so excited about the course currently running in Yaounde, Cameroon.

These workshops and lectures are being delivered by people we trained as instructors last year:

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