Provide a Safe Motherhood Kit

Feb 19, 2013

SMKs arrive in Kinshasa, DRC

According to the World Health Organization, for every woman who dies in childbirth, 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease. Recently, IMA World Health continued its commitment to providing clean and sterile birthing supplies to expectant mothers in areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world.

More than 3500 Safe Motherhood Kits™ have arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to be distributed through IMA World Health partners American Baptist Churches and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

IMA believes that every woman and child deserves a safe and healthy birth. Each Safe Motherhood Kit™ contains essential clean and sterile supplies including gloves, umbilical tie, scalpel, gauze pads, plastic sheeting, bar of soap, washcloth and baby supplies (a hat, tunic and blanket). IMA also provides education on safe birthing procedures and training on the proper use of a Safe Motherhood Kit™ to ensure the safest birth possible.

One $25 donation provides an entire Safe Motherhood Kit™ to an expectant mother, from the materials and packaging to shipping, delivery and training. Think of it—a $25 donation may be a matter of life and death for a mother and her baby.


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IMA World Health

New Windsor, MD, United States

Project Leader

Christopher Glass

New Windsor, MD United States

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