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Birthing Kit Assembly Day - pack kits for women living in low-resource settings around the world

Zonta Club of Wollongong INC
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Do you envision a world in which all women and girls have access to a clean and safe birth? We are holding an in-person Birthing Kit Assembly Day to pack and supply clean Birth Kits to pregnant women living in rural communities and low-resource settings around the world. Volunteers are required to pack the kits outlined below for the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia and must be 16 years or over. Our Clean Birth Kits are simple and effective tools for basic infection prevention and first-line childbirth care. Each kit contains 6 disposable components: SOAP – to wash the birth attendant’s hands and the mother’s perineum. PLASTIC SHEET – to prevent the mother and newborn coming into contact with the ground or an unhygienic surface. GLOVES – to cover the birth attendant’s hands and provide protection from infections such as HIV for carers and care recipients. GAUZE – to wipe clear the newborn baby’s eyes, and to clean the mother’s perineum prior to giving birth. CORD TIES – to cleanly tie the umbilical cord. A STERILE BLADE – to cut the umbilical cord and reduce risk of newborn tetanus and infection. Event will be held at St Mary Star of the Sea College, SGN Hall, Harbour St, Wollongong.