Birthing Kits

birthing-kit-260x200Zonta Gawler Inc is a proud supporter of Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) and KIT International. We arrange a number of assembly days each year and invite community members to join us in making up the kits.

Both the Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia and KIT International are voluntary, not for profit NGOs that addresses gender inequality and injustice by creating opportunities in health, education and livelihoods for women and girls as well as providing the birthing kits. KIT stands for Knowledge, Innovation and Transformation.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 295,000 women die annually from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 2.5 million babies die within their first month of life.

KIT International is supplying Clean Birth Kits that provide for clean birthing conditions. 60 million women give birth each year with the assistance of a Traditional Birth Attendant or with no assistance at all. These women need a birthing kit.

A Clean Birth Kit contains the following 6 disposable components:

1. Soap to wash the birth attendant’s hands and the mother’s perineum

2. Plastic Sheet to prevent the mother and newborn coming into contact with an unhygienic surface

3. Gloves to cover the birth attendant’s hands and provide protection from infections such as HIV

4. Gauze to wipe the newborn baby’s eyes, and to clean the mother’s perineum prior to birth

5. Cord Ties to cleanly tie the umbilical cord

6. Sterile Blade to cut the umbilical cord and reduce risk of newborn tetanus and sepsis.

If you would like to donate to this project, or be a volunteer at an assembly day, please contact us

Source: KIT International

Meeting Dates

  • 14 April 2021
  • 12 May 2021
  • 9 June 2021
  • 14 July 2021
  • 11 August 2021
  • 8 September 2021
  • 13 October 2021
  • 10 November 2021
  • 8 December 2021

Venue:
Divine Dining

Dinner at 6:45pm
Meeting at 7-9pm
Contact us for further details

Zonta Club of Gawler Inc.

Empowering women through service and advocacy.

Contact Us

Zonta Club of Gawler Inc.

ABN 22613457954

President Pam Young, Gawler SA 5118

E: enquiries@zontagawler.org.au

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