Trek to Kokoda
The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is an organisation dedicated to improving the conditions for women who give birth at home in developing countries.
Each day, around 800 women will die from pregancy or childbirth related complications. Our vision is for a world in which all women have a clean and safe birth.
By fundraising for BKFA and holding an Assemby Day, you can help to address this problem by getting together with your local community group, friends or colleagues and packing kits knowing that they can help to save lives and address the global problem of maternal and new born mortality.
With over 300,000 women dying annually in childbirth, many from infections acquired during childbirth, there is a great need for birthing kits. The kit contains a pair of gloves, a plastic birthing sheet, a little piece of soap, string cord ties, gauze and a scalpel blade. Each kit costs just $3.
We assist women in the most challenging of situations - those who for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth, often giving birth at home. In these conditions, many mothers and babies die from preventable infections.
By providing a clean birthing kit and training in how to use it, these mothers will have the resources to reduce infection. This is why BKFA exists.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.bkfa.org.au