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WHO Essential Newborn Care (ENC) 1 Facilitator Course – Immediate Care and Helping Babies Breathe at Birth

December 10

Organized by the American Academy of Pediatrics

WHO Essential Newborn Care (ENC) 1 Facilitator Course – Immediate Care and Helping Babies Breathe at Birth

December 10, 2023


COVID-19 Safety Precautions

As this course approaches, the AAP will seek guidance from local and national public health experts on implementing the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and local community members.

  • All registrants should review this important health and safety information prior to participating in this course.
  • Masking is optional. The AAP supports the use of masking and will be optional in all meeting spaces.   Please refer to the health and safety information for more details.
  • Individuals are required to attest as part of the registration process that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

ENC 1 is one of the modules of the new WHO Essential Newborn Care (ENC) Course, created by WHO in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. ENC 1, an updated version of Helping Babies Breathe, is an evidence-based, hands-on educational program to teach essential newborn care from birth to 60 minutes after birth, including neonatal resuscitation, to those who attend births in resource-limited settings. For more information about the ENC course, visit www.hmbs.org.

This one-day course is designed to develop new ENC 1 facilitators who will make a commitment to cascade the training to/with healthcare providers in low-resource settings. This course is suitable for doctors, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals.


The registration cost is $500 (price includes printed learning materials and the NeoNatalie complete kit. Hot Topics registration is not required to be able to register for and attend this course.

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify key messages of ENC 1
  • Successfully carry out all of the core ENC 1 skills (preparation for birth, routine care, the Golden Minute, continued ventilation, commit to making a difference)
  • Demonstrate mastery of bag and mask ventilation
  • Successfully complete the Knowledge Check and Case Scenarios
  • Demonstrate presentation of ENC 1 content
  • Facilitate small group learning with participants of varying ability levels
  • Access online resources to plan and evaluate courses

For more details, click here to view the course flyer

Activity Code: 23WHO

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