Did you know?
According to the World Health Organization, for every woman who dies in childbirth, 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease.
That's 10 million women a year whose lives are at risk, and whose children suffer with them.
IMA World Health's Safe Motherhood Kits™ provide clean and sterile birthing supplies to expectant mothers in developing countries – areas where infant and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Too often, unsafe and unsanitary birthing conditions are to blame.
Each Safe Motherhood Kit™ contains essential clean and sterile supplies including gloves, umbilical tie, scalpel, gauze pads, plastic sheeting, bar of soap, washcloth and baby supplies (a hat, tunic and blanket). IMA also provides education on safe birthing procedures and training on the proper use of a Safe Motherhood Kit™ to ensure the safest birth possible.
One $25 donation provides an entire Safe Motherhood Kit™ to an expectant mother, from the materials and packaging to shipping, delivery and training. Think of it—a $25 donation may be a matter of life and death for a mother and her baby.
Want to do more?
Inspire your church or organization to raise funds to for our Safe Motherhood program.
Download our free promotional materials here:
Do you like to knit or sew?
Download our PDF with step by step directions detailing how to make baby clothes to be included in a kit. Finished clothing can be shipped to :
IMA World Health
Download our shipping form for all donated materials here.
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