Volunteers are urged to help prepare birthing kits next weekend.
Volunteers are urged to help prepare birthing kits next weekend.

Hygienic kits could save kids

ALTHOUGH they are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, Zonta birthing kits could save the life of a mother and her newborn baby.

Next Saturday volunteers will fill The Scots PGC College dining hall to compile the kits for women who are forced to give birth in sub-standard conditions.

Each bundle with contain a plastic sheet, scalpel, gauze, cord ties, gloves and soap.

Zonta member Lois James said 50 men, women and teenagers did their part for the cause last year.

She said the thought of women enduring a potentially fatal birth struck a cord with people, especially women.

"It is something that women identify with a lot and they think 'what if that happened to me'," she said.

"The best we can give them is something to help with a clean birth.

"These kits make quite a difference to maternal and infant mortality rates."

More volunteers are being asked to donate a few hours on Saturday morning to help bundle the kits.

The assembly will take place from 9am on May 26 at The Scots PGC College dining hall.

Those who would like to help should phone Mrs James on 4661 8860.



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