|Clean Birth Kits Save Lives|
One significant way GHT can affect maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity is by supplying clean birth kits for women in developing countries. A leading cause of death in these countries is tetanus and other infections. 90,000 women and 400,000 babies each year die from infections related to birth.
We can help prevent these infections by providing clean supplies and teaching the women how to use them. The objective of this project is to teach clean and safe birth practices, reduce maternal sepsis, and reduce neonatal infection. We have adhered the the recommendations of WHO (World Health Organization) in formulating what is included in our CLEAN BIRTH KITS.
Donations of any of these items are appreciated!
Clean Birth Kits
1 Yard LIGHT COTTON FABRIC: for drying baby or keeping baby warm
RAZOR BLADE: for cutting the cord
2 Peices GAUZE: for keeping the cord clean
SOAP: for hand washing and washing the mother's perineum
1 NAIL STICK: for hand washing
1 Meter Square PLASTIC SHEET: for a clean delivery surface
BABY RECEIVING BLANKET: to keep baby warm
BABY GOWN or TSHIRT &/or CLOTH DIAPER: to dress baby
UMBILICAL CORD TAPE: for tying the umbilcal cord
Gallon Size ZIPLOC BAG: for keeping supplies clean and dry