Join the effort to assemble safe birthing kits!
Konbit Sante staff members are distributing 300 birthing kits per month to pregnant women as part of mobile clinics in Cap-Haitien conducted in partnership with Haiti Hospital Appeal and the Haitian Ministry of Health. And we need more! Join individuals, school clubs and other groups already assembling these valuable kits for us.
Very simply, a birthing kit is a fabric bag that contains a few essential items for a safe home delivery plus several comfort items for the new baby. Expectant mothers in Haiti are eager to have the nice bag and its helpful contents.
Many women in Haiti do not have access to nor the money to pay for delivery at a hospital. We support the Haitian Health Ministry's plan to expand access to skilled deliveries, but in the meantime as part of our work in family planning and maternal health, we also support expectant mothers to have the safest births possible for themselves and their babies when they give birth at home.
To assemble a bag, start with a small store-bought canvas bag or make your own. You can find design ideas and further instructions here. Then pack the following items into a zip locked plastic bag placed in the fabric bag:
Please mail your assembled bags to:
Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership
362 US Route 1
Falmouth, ME 04105
Questions? Call us at 207-347-6733