COPPELL ROTARY CLUB TEAMS UP WITH TRAIN AND HELP BABIES TO IMPROVE NEWBORN HEALTH
The Coppell Rotary Club is working with Train and Help Babies, Inc in Coppell to improve the outcome of at risk babies after birth in the most underserved areas in the world. Train and Help Babies connects doctors, nurses and medical specialists to teach and train health care providers on a continuing basis and with the help of the Coppell Rotary
Club and other donors, are able to supply the needed equipment to provide sustainable support to these areas. Drs. Prakash Kabbur and Sumana Nanjundachar of Coppell are the founders of this non- profit organization and have already trained over 100 medical professionals on their trip and conference in India last February. Teaching and applying the latest techniques the teams are able to reinforce needed procedures in the first hours of life in areas with little infrastructure leading to more positive outcomes and a better chance of a healthy life. Equipment that can be used in these locations is being supplied with service contracts so field repairs and replacements can keep these units operating over many years. Continuing training and conferences are also planned for this September in Dallas and field training in India and other areas where high infant mortality is observed is being planned for 2018.
Train and Help Babies held a training for volunteers in June at the Coppell Library where 60-80 people joined in learning about neonatal health and identifying areas of need worldwide. Information exchange and communication help were the main event, but a raffle, dance performances and games for the children added a festive atmosphere to this event. The organization provides education and training in a sustainable model which is a focus for Rotary International and the Coppell Rotary Club. More information about these organizations can be found at trainandhelpbabies.com and coppellrotary.org .The Coppell Rotary Club meets at 6:00 PM on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Black Walnut Cafe in Coppell.