Please note: From Wednesday 1 July 2020, Birthing Kit Foundation Australia will commence trading as “KIT International”.

Pages within this website will no longer be visible and we ask that you visit our new site to access information, book community kit-packing activities or make a donation in support of our work.

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The KIT International Team

The Birthing Kit

Click an item to read more about its purpose

  • Gauze

    to wipe clear the newborn baby’s eyes, and to clean the mother’s perineum prior to giving birth

  • A Plastic Sheet

    to prevent the mother and newborn coming into contact with the ground or an unhygienic surface

  • Soap

    to wash the birth attendant's hands and the mother’s perineum

  • Cord Ties

    to cleanly tie the umbilical cord

  • Sterile Blade

    to cut the umbilical cord cleanly and reduce risk of newborn tetanus and sepsis

  • Gloves

    to cover the birth attendant's hands and provide protection from infections such as HIV for carers and care recipients

Where We Work

We work with many partner organisations around the world and have a growing focus in East Africa and South Asia. We target developing countries and regions that experience a disproportionate share of maternal and newborn mortality.