Birthing Kits

Over forty Zonta members and friends met on Saturday Sept 24, 2016 to assemble birthing kits. Birthing kits provide the essential items to promote a safe, clean delivery and to encourage good aftercare.  We assembled 1016 kits and delivered them to World vision. They were part of a shipment of 8000 birthing kits that have now been sent to the Republic of Congo in Africa.

What is in a birthing kit?

Plastic – 1 m x 1 m or 36″ x 36″
Soap
Gloves, 2 per kit
3 pieces of umbilical cord tie, or 2 clamps
Scalpel/razor blades  if cord is used
Gauze- 5 small squares

 

birthing kits 2011