Help save lives at birthing kit assembly day

EVER considered a scalpel, rubber gloves, a plastic sheet, soap, gauze cloth and a cord could improve conditions in which some mothers could give birth?

Women in Third World countries often give birth by themselves in unsanitary conditions, often because of isolation, cultural choice and poor transport.

Many mothers and their babies die from preventable infections.

The Birthing Kit Foundation Australia is an organisation dedicated to improving the conditions for women who give birth at home in developing countries.

This coming Saturday, May 17, the Zonta Club of Warwick Inc plans to hold a birthing kit assembly day.

The birthing kit addresses the "seven cleans" needed for a safe delivery.

The kits are basic with six items. A plastic sheet, soap, two gloves, sterile scalpel blade, three cords and five gauze squares.

By providing a clean birthing kit and training in how to use it, mothers will have the resources to reduce infection.

The birthing kits will be sent to countries including Vietnam, Kenya, DR Congo, Ethiopia and India.

The assembly day will start at 9.30am at Scots PGC Dining Hall, Locke St, Warwick.

If you would like more information phone Sally Carr on 0421 782 962.



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