CleanBirth.org funds nurses to train village volunteers who educate their communities about safe birth.
Once nurses have received training in the use, distribution and tracking of Clean Birth Kits, they are ready to teach others.
During their training, the nurses learn how to conduct a training for volunteers from each village. With the help of our local non-profit partner, Our Village Association (OVA), they invite District health officials, local leaders and a female volunteer from each village to a one-day training.
During the training, they teach the volunteers about warning signs in pregnancy, referring a patient to a clinic, the importance of a birth helper, Clean Birth Kits/hygiene, newborn care, and breastfeeding.
These CleanBirth Village Volunteers become a link between the mothers in the remote villages and the nurses in the far-off clinics. They are a resident source of safe birthing information within the community.