In honor of Global Health Charities' 10 year anniversary we are setting a goal of funding and assembling 10,000 Clean Birth Kits (CBKS). We are challenging our generous donors to help us celebrate by supporting us with a gift of 10 for 10. $10 for one CBK or $100 for 10 CBKs. Each CBK potentially saves the lives of a mother and her child. CBKs have been distributed globally to 19 countries in some of the most economically depressed countries as well as areas in conflict. .
Every year more than 4 million babies and 287,000 women die during childbirth. 95% of these deaths occur in impoverished nations and 90% of these deaths are preventable. Infections from unsanitary conditions during the birthing process constitute a considerable number of these deaths.
Global Health Charities (GHC) provides clean birth kits (CBKs) to pregnant women globally with limited or no access to medical facilities or care. GHC's CBKs address the World Health Organizations six (6) cleans for childbirth: clean hands, clean perineum, clean birthing surface, clean umbilical cord cutting implement, clean cord tying and clean cord care. Each CBK contains the following items: alcohol pads, soap, gloves, gauze, plastic sheeting, razor blade, hat, blanket and cord clamp.
Studies show that CBKs have a significant impact in reducing infections during childbirth for both mother and baby. Anecdotal evidence shows a high demand for the CBKs by expectant mothers. "The Sisters in Nigeria had great success in reducing the mortality/morbidity of births using the clean birth kits and leveraging their use to provide pre-natal supplements and do training of the local midwives & outreach workers." - Sr Mary Louise Stubbs, DC IPS Director - Nigeria