Disposable Delivery Kits
Birthing Kit Foundation
Disposable delivery kits by Birthing Kit Foundation is a simple and effective kit for infection prevention and childbirth care.
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.
East Africa and South Asia including Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Papua New Guinea.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Medical institutions, skilled mid-wives, nurses, health workers, and women who give birth unassisted in the home.
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.
They send Birthing Kits, as part of a grants program, to field partner organisations.
2,000,000 birthing kits were distributed as of June 2018
WHO specified guideline: clean hands, clean perineum, clean delivery surface, clean cord cutting and tying instruments, and clean cutting surface
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
Provided by manufacturer
Sold as a kit only, not by individual components.
To improve basic cleanliness to mothers and babies in low-resource settings health facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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