Help us save 1,000 mothers and 1,000 babies in Laos by clicking here.
Why? A mother dies every minute from pregnancy and birth related complications: 99% in the developing world, 90% preventable. CleanBirth.org works in southern Laos, where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world.
How? In partnership with a Lao non-profit, CleanBirth.org trains village nurses to use and distribute Clean Birth Kits (birthing supplies which prevent infection). Further, we fund nurses’ trips to remote villages to distribute the kits and conduct “Safe Birth Outreach,” a curriculum aimed at making birth safer.
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From 2008-2011, Kristyn Zalota (MA, LCCE, doula) worked with Burmese, Cambodian and Ugandan women and saw that prenatal and postnatal care was largely unavailable. While researching the issue, she discovered the effectiveness of Clean Birth Kits and Laos’ tragically high rates of maternal and infant mortality.
In 2012, she partnered with Lao non-profit Our Village Association (OVA) to bring kits and education to southern Laos. Within less than a year, CleanBirth.org has amassed a volunteer team of more than 10 men and women whose expertise enables us to more effectively realize our mission.