In Haiti, 22,000 childbirths are expected before the end of the year, with around 3,700 likely to depend on emergency assistance from skilled professionals. Unfortunately, not all pregnant women will make it to a health facility. Help us distribute more Emergency Birth Kits to help women give birth as safely as possible whatever the circumstances they find themselves in as labor begins.
An 'Emergency Birth Kit' can save lives when women are forced to deliver their babies under challenging conditions. These kits contain the supplies needed to prevent infection during childbirth, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality globally.
These kits contain supplies including:
- a sterile plastic sheet
- a razor blade
- an umbilical cord tie
- a blanket
- latex gloves
Send an emergency birth kit. Your act of kindness could save a life -- or two - in Haiti.