Updated on November 17, 2023


Created on October 3, 2020

Disposable Delivery Kits

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Disposable delivery kits by Birthing Kit Foundation is a simple and effective kit for infection prevention and childbirth care.

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  1. Birthing Kit Foundation
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Product Description

Disposable delivery kits are a simple and effective disposable birthing kit for infection prevention and childbirth care. This kit includes 6 disposable components including soap, plastic sheet, gloves, gauze, cord ties, a sterile blaze.

Target Regions

East Africa, South Asia

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Birthing Kit Foundation

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

6 components including plastic sheet, soap, gloves, string, scalpel blaze, gauze are sent to volunteers, and the volunteers send back to the Birthing Kit Foundation after they pack them.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

They send Birthing Kits, as part of a grants program, to field partner organisations.

Distributions to Date Status

2,000,000 birthing kits were distributed as of June 2018

Guide type provided

Pictorial instructions

Shelf life (years)


Six 'cleans' covered (Y/N)


Surgical components

Sterile blade

Units per package


Design Specifications

Disposable delivery kits contain following 6 components: One black plastic sheet: 1 m x 1 m (standard birthing kit) or if you are packing Earth Kits, one green plastic sheet at 1 m x 1 m Soap: One piece of wrapped soap per kit Gloves: 2 gloves per kit (1 pair) String: 3 x 24 cm lengths per kit Scalpel blade: 1 wrapped sterile blade per kit Gauze: 5 squares

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by manufacturer

Replacement Components

Sold as a kit only, not by individual components.


2 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

To improve basic cleanliness to mothers and babies in low-resource settings health facilities.

Vetted Performance Status

No vetted performance data identified. However, the kit components are recommended by the World Health Organization as an essential tool for use when a delivery occurs outside of a clean health facility, particularly in emergency settings.


Scalpel blades are wrapped, however must handle with care especially if young children are near.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

Ruth, J., 2014, Using birthing kits to promote clean birth practices in Ethiopia. Development in Practice, Vol. 24.

Zohra, S., et al., 2020, Effectiveness of birthing kits for clean childbirth: a systematic review. International Health, 12, pp. 3-10.

Elaine, D., 2010, The impact of birth kits on traditional midwifery practice in an area of inland Kenya. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 20, pp. 111–115.

Compliance with regulations

The product follows the 'six cleans' (clean hands, clean perineum, clean delivery surface, clean cord cutting and tying instruments, and clean cutting surface), as specified by WHO’s sanitation and sterility at the time of childbirth.

Evaluation methods


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