The Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) is an organisation dedicated to providing a clean and safe birthing environment for women in developing countries to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality.
Every hour 33 women die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. An estimated 385,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from preventable infections. Most women we assist for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth. By providing a clean birthing kit these mothers will have the resources to reduce infection.
To promote sustainable change we also fund midwifery training programs to educate Traditional Birth Attendants and complement kit distribution, and to empower these women through education.
We work with approved third parties who carry out our work in the country.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit non-government organisation (NGO) with no religious or political affiliations.