Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies

by Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)
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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 along with birth attendant training programs will dramatically reduce that number for only $3.00.
$40,000
total goal
$17,843
remaining
360
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is an organisation dedicated to improving conditions for women in developing countries who give birth at home and for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth. Using a birthing kit during child birth reduces infections for mother and baby. When accompanied by a training program for birth attendants on midwifery, hygiene, health and nutrition there is great benefit for mother and baby.

Solution

With 6 basic items - a plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares - the birthing kit addresses the 7 cleans needed for a safe delivery. As little as $3.00 a kit and training will help prevent unnecessary injuries and infections.

Long-Term Impact

Our goal is to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity. Annually over 150,000 women who give birth in remote regions of developing countries are recipients of our kits and we have distributed over 1,500,000 kits to date.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

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

Organization Information

Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)

Location: Belair, SA - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.bkfa.org.au
Project Leader:
Fiona Smith
Executive Director
Belair, SA Australia
2016 Year End Campaign
Time left to give
$22,157 raised of $40,000 goal
 
386 donations
$17,843 to go
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