Partnering with us
The Birthing Kit Foundation operates from Australia, coordinating the assembly of birthing kits which are then transported overseas to areas of need. As we do not have any staff or volunteers located overseas, we rely on partner organisations to effectively distribute our simple birthing kits and report back on their use.
About partnering with the BKFA
Our partner organisations are required to:
- undertake an application and approval process
- ensure that mothers or birth attendants are trained in the correct use of kits and the safe disposal of waste products (especially scalpel blades)
- report on the receipt of kits and how they are used (in clinics/home births etc.) and by whom (midwives/health care workers/mothers etc.)
- monitor and report on the effectiveness of the kits on the incidence of maternal and infant mortality and infection
- monitor and report on the impact of the birthing kits on the community and if they result in a change of birthing practices, even when birthing kits are unavailable
- work towards a sustainable solution such as making birthing kits locally.
We also require our partner organisations to:
- accord due respect to the dignity, values, history and culture of the people with whom we work and distribute the kits without discrimination based on religion, race, political beliefs or marital status
- refrain from placing political or religious messages in the kits or distributing such messages with the kits.
If you are interested in partnering with the BKFA, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.