Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies

by Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)
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Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Help Women in Remote Regions have Healthy Babies
Dec 30, 2019

Perfect Timing in Papua New Guinea

BKFA Field Partner, No Roads Health Team
BKFA Field Partner, No Roads Health Team

Over the past year, Birthing Kit Foundation Australia (BKFA) has been working in partnership with No Roads Health to distribute Birthing Kits throughout villages on the north-east coast of Papua New Guinea. The No Roads clinical health teams make trips throughout the country to run education sessions and distribute basic medical supplies to village birthing attendants and pregnant women who do not have access to health care centres.

One evening, whilst celebrating a successful trip in the Oro Province, a No Roads health team were approached by a villager who informed them that a young woman was in labour close by. The team, which included an obstetrician and a midwife, rushed off to the expectant mother, 23-year-old Alice, to assist with the birth. Equipped with a BKFA Birthing Kit, the obstetrician whipped on a pair of gloves and worked alongside her team, two local birthing attendants and the woman’s family to help her during labour and birth.  Just before midnight, Alice gave birth to a healthy baby girl who she named after the No Roads obstetrician.

“Thank you to BKFA for enabling us provide a safe and clean environment to allow this baby namesake to be born,” (Alice, new mum)

Pictured in this update is the newborn baby and her mother, Alice, enjoying some skin-to-skin time post-birth, and the new family with the No Roads Health team the next day.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors for their ongoing support in ensuring that mothers like Alice living in remote communities can experience a safe and clean birth.

Alice from PNG bonding with her baby
Alice from PNG bonding with her baby

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Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)

Location: Belair, SA - Australia
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