Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies

by Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Around 300,000 women die annually in childbirth - 99% of these live in developing countries. Millions incur injury or infection. But 6 basic items can help to dramatically reduce that number.

$40,000
total goal
$14,905
remaining
409
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years

Challenge

It is estimated that around 300,000 women die annually from pregnancy or childbirth related complications. Infection, such as sepsis, acquired during or after childbirth is one of the leading causes of maternal and newborn death.

Solution

The Birthing Kit contains a plastic sheet, soap, gloves, a sterile scalpel blade, cord ties and gauze squares. The kit is BKFA's primary strategy for reducing preventable maternal and newborn deaths and helps to prevent infections acquired during or after childbirth. Kits are distributed to a number of approved Field Partners. BKFA also funds collaborations in support of sustainable community development projects in South Asia and East Africa.

Long-Term Impact

Our vision is for a world in which preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity has been eliminated.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.bkfa.org.au
Birthing Kit Foundation Australia

Organization Information

Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)

Location: Belair, SA - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.bkfa.org.au
Project Leader:
BKFA Australia
Belair, SA Australia
$25,095 raised of $40,000 goal
 
452 donations
$14,905 to go
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