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“GHC’s Clean Birth Kit Program”

One Kit can Save TWO Lives: Mother & Baby

Consider these statistics:

  • 4.5 million infants die each year 
  • Over 303,000 mothers die each year giving birth
  • Nine out of 10 of these deaths are preventable
  • 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries
  • A women’s lifetime risk of maternal death is 1 in 3,700 in a developed country, versus 1 in 160 in underdeveloped countries.

There are many factors involved, but one of the main causes of high neonatal and maternal mortality is infection. GHC Clean Birth Kits contain clean birthing supplies for women and babies giving birth in under-resourced countries, many of whom deliver at home due to distance, poverty, and/or cultural norms. 

GHC’s Clean Birth Kits ensure that both mother and baby have a clean birth, whether birthing alone at home, at home with a traditional birth attendant (TBA), or in a clinic with a midwife or TBA.

GHC kits include: 

  • One 2 oz. bar of wrapped soap
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves
  • Four squares of gauze
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • One single-edged razor blade with cardboard safety cover
  • One cord clamp
  • One plastic sheet (3’ x 3’)
  • One infant hat
  • One 30” x 30” receiving blanket
  • One birth pictorial


Your donation can save lives! Consider making a donation ($10 includes Clean Birth Kit, plus transport expenses from U.S. to remote global community, and then directly into the hands of the mother or birth attendant/midwife.

  • $10 provides one kit
  • $30 provides three kits
  • $60 provides six kits
  • $120 provides 12 kits
  • $240 provides 24 kits




Consider a tax-deductible donation that can save a life:


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Patricia Williams or Susan McAdams at info@globalhealthcharities.