Just seconds after birth, baby Rebecca should have been crying and moving. Instead, she was still and not breathing.
A moment of terrible, panicked silence gripped mom and Patrick, the nurse-in-charge at the Mushukula health facility in remote, rural Zambia. Then, a miracle happened. Patrick had recently attended a neonatal resuscitation workshop led by CMMB volunteers. He learned what to do in a situation just like this and was ready. So he took a deep breath and followed his training. Using the Ambu-bag that he had received from CMMB, Patrick began to pump. Then they heard the most beautiful sound—that first breath and a baby’s cry.