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. We do this by raising funds for and distributing Birthing Kits.
It is estimated that over 300,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from preventable infections. That’s over 800 women every day. We assist women in the most challenging of situations – those who for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transport have little or no assistance during childbirth, often giving birth at home. By providing a clean birthing kit these mothers 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.