Birthing kit assembly day: Sunday 21 May; come along to help reduce deaths in childbirth

Published On May 16, 2017 | By Luke | News, Opportunities and Events

Aspire is running its annual Birthing Kit Assembly Day this Sunday 21st May in Room 248 of the Education Building.

The World Health Organisation estimates that over 300,000 women die annually in childbirth. Developing countries account for 99% of these deaths. For every woman who dies in childbirth, another 30 women incur injuries and infections – many of which are often painful, disabling, embarrassing and lifelong.

The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is trying to reduce these horrific statistics through education programmes and the supply of clean birthing kits.

A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, a sterile scalpel blade, 3 pieces of string and 5 gauze squares is all it takes to significantly reduce the mortality of mothers and children in childbirth. With the help of the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia and sponsors including Zonta Club of Armidale Inc. and SSAF, these birthing kits are able to be sent to women who don’t have access to adequate health services.

They’ll be putting together 1400 birthing kits which will then be sent to developing nations where they can significantly help reduce the mortality of mothers and babies in childbirth.

There will be brownie, repeat, there will be brownies. Lunch is also provided.

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Source: Aspire

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