The majority of our birthing kits are made here in Australia, thanks to the generosity of our supporters who give their time to both raise funds and organise an assembly day, when a group of people gather to put together the six components of the birthing kit into press seal bags.
We generally produce around 140,000 kits per year in Australia. Click here for more information on holding or attending an assembly day.
In 2006, BKFA recognised the need to complement the supply of birthing kits to communities in need with programs that would create sustainable cultural change to prevent harmful birthing practices. The Foundation took a strategic move to develop in country programs to support this, one being to support the making of birthing kits in country.
The first kits were made in Vietnam in 2008 and since that time In Country Kit Production (ICKP) programs have been successfully undertaken in Vietnam, Ethiopia and DR Congo.