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« on: February 06, 2011 12:21:03 PM »

I don't know how many of you have heard of crafthope.com, but their current project is sending safe birthing kits to the organization Konbit Sante in Haiti. 

From crafthope:  "Even before the earthquake, Haitis health statistics were dismal, and now the need is even greater.  Shockingly, one in eight Haitian children dies before the age of five, and their maternal mortality rate is 1,400 deaths for every 100,000 a  reflection of the fact that the majority of the population lives in poverty/on less than a dollar a day. Only one in every 10,000 Haitians has access to a physician."

Contents of safe birthing kit:

1 small bar of soap (updated 1/16/2011)
1 piece of clean plastic sheeting (3 feet wide by 4 feet long)
1 piece of clean string, 24 inches long
1 packet alcohol wipe
1 set of sterile latex gloves
1 packet (or travel container) Purelle
1 handmade tote bag

receiving blanket36 inches square
small stuffy toy

These kits are an easy project that can strongly impact the lives of women and children with limited medical access in Haiti. 

These sites do a much better job explaining what this is all about:
The Project: http://crafthope.com/2011/01/project-11-konbit-sante/
Konbit Sante (The Organization): http://konbitsante.org/clinical-initiatives/women-s-health
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 09:01:34 PM »

I have most of that stuff around the house that I could make a couple kits with.   Do you know what specifically they mean by "plastic sheeting' ?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011 08:45:43 AM »

here's more info on the contents


« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011 11:11:29 AM »

Thanks for the link. Passing it on!
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