Approximately 4.5mm infants deaths occur each year, with the majority in developing countries. Nine out of 10 of these deaths are preventable. Our challenge is to save a mom and help babies celebrate their first of many birthdays by improving their chances of avoiding death from preventable birth complications. $10 per month makes you a member of the Global Health Charities Birthday Club and your funds will help us get Clean Birth Kits to remote communities around the world.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).