A plastic sheet prevents mother & baby coming into contact with the floor or ground.
Soap and gloves prevent the birth attendant transmitting germs to the mother and baby.
Gauze is used to wipe away birth canal secretions from the eyes, which reduces the risk of eye infection.
Using a sterile scalpel blade and clean ties reduces the risk of infection.
Clean ties prevent bleeding from the umbilical cord.
The sterile scalpel blade provides a clean cut of the umbilical cord and reduces incidents of infection caused by using other implements.
2014 will mark the 9th consecutive year that the Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club has been involved in the Birthing Kit Project, through its annual Zonta Birthing Kit Project Day.
Since its involvement began in 2006, the Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club has facilitated the delivery of 48,000 birthing kits to communities in Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Somalia. This contribution represents just a fraction of that delivered globally by the Birthing Kit Project, which at the end of May Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia) has now distributed 1,128,545 kits.