Our $5 birth kits contain infection preventing items: soap, gloves, 2 cord clamps, a sterile blade, 2 sterile pads: one for placing under mother and one for covering baby when she’s laying on mother. We also include photograph instructions that show in pictures how to use the kit.
Our Kits make the difference between life and death to moms birthing at home without a trained attendant. We train nurses to distribute the kits, sit with families and train them in the kit use, and follow up with mothers after birth.
We not only provide birth kits and training but we ensure that the kits make it to some of the most remote places in Laos. Moms in these villages often birth alone — making the sterile supplies and the birth counseling we fund critical to safe outcomes.