The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia)

The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is an organisation dedicated to improving the conditions for women who give birth at home in developing countries.

"Every 2 minutes, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth"

With an estimated 385,000 women dying annually in childbirth, many from infections acquired during childbirth, there is a great need for our clean birthing kits.

Most women we assist for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth. 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.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit non-government organisation (NGO) that provides birthing kits and education in clean birthing practices. We have no religious or political affiliations.

 

About our birthing kits

The birthing kit addresses the 7 cleans needed for a safe delivery.

The kits are basic with 6 items. A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares.

These items are assembled into a small bag at an Assembly Day.

Raise money for the Foundation!

We have partnered with mycause.com.au to make it simple and fun to raise funds for the Birthing Kit Foundation.There are lots of great ways (and reasons) to organise a fundraising event:

  • in memory of someone special
  • for a special occasion such as birthday or baby shower
  • to sponsor any sporting event, such as triathlons or surf lifesaving events
  • to support a personal challenge.


Watch a video about the Foundation

 

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BKFA wins at Zonta International Convention

Over 1500 Zontians from around the world heard about Zonta Birthing Kits at the Zonta International (ZI) Convention in Orlando Florida.

The recognition in winning first place at their inaugural ZI District awards was an honour to our supporters and very satisfying for those Zontians on the Birthing Kit Project who have been approaching ZI since the 2000 convention in Hawaii.

Enjoy your award Zontians and supporters across Australia - it was an honour and a joy to represent you at the convention

Yeeesssss we did it !!!!!!

Anne Westley - Chair of the BKFA and member of Adelaide Flinders Zonta club
Julie Monis-Ivett - director of the BKFA and National Coordinator of the Districts 22, 23 and 24 Zonta Birthing Kit Project and member of Adelaide Hills Zonta club.

Birth Attendants in Holletta, Ethiopia, leaving a training session with their kit allocation.
Birth Attendants in Holletta, Ethiopia, leaving a training session with their kit allocation.
Training programme in Thahn Hoa, Province, Vietnam.
Training programme in Thahn Hoa, Province, Vietnam.
Dr Luc talking to the Maasai Mara Traditional Birth Attendants at a training seminar.
Dr Luc talking to the Maasai Mara Traditional Birth Attendants at a training seminar.

 

Zonta International District 23 and 24

 

Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia), PO Box 330, Belair, South Australia 5052 | info@birthingkitfoundation.org.au | ABN: 65 121 658 428