Health
 Myanmar
Project #25186

Clean Birth Kits for Pregnant Women

by Global Health Charities
Vetted

Summary

Every year, approximately 4.5 million infants and over 303,000 women die due to childbirth, the majority in developing countries. One major cause is infection due to birthing conditions and lack of access to clean supplies. These women and babies can be saved by providing simple items like a clean razor blade and string to tie off the umbilical cord.
$5,000.00
total goal
$2,250.00
remaining
46
donors
2
monthly donors
4
months active

Challenge

Approximately 4.5mm infants deaths occur each year, with the majority in developing countries. Nine out of 10 of these deaths are preventable. In addition, every year approximately 303,000 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Tetanus and other infections are among the leading causes of newborn mortality.

Solution

A simple solution to unclean deliveries is the use of "Clean Birth Kits", which are simple kits containing essential items for conducting a clean birth. The kits follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) principles for a clean delivery and proper cord care, reducing the risk of an unclean delivery and poor outcomes. Kits include a sterile razor blade, soap, gloves, gauze, antibacterial wipes, thread, plastic sheeting, a newborn hat and blanket, and an instructional pictorial.

Long-Term Impact

By providing such simple, affordable supplies, we can make sure mothers and babies survive what should be a joyous time. We will also educate mothers and families on the importance of a clean birth to ensure the best outcome.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalhealthcharities.org
GHC Website

Organization Information

Global Health Charities

Location: Farmington, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalhealthcharities.org
Project Leader:
Susan McAdams
Executive Director
Farmington, MI United States
$2,750 raised of $5,000 goal
 
50 donations
$2,250 to go
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