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BIRTHING KITS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

This is run in collaboration with the Birthing Kits Foundation Australia. Its involved with the distribution of birthing kits, training of traditional midwives and traditional birth attendants, Training of trainers program who then go to the villages to educate the traditional midwives and community health workers and conducting surveys.

Since its commencement, the program has helped a lot in reducing infant mortality and morbidity rates in D.R.Congo, Kenya and Burundi, reduced infections and equipped traditional midwives. Many traditional midwives have been able to learn a lot in regard to improving their own lives and those of expectant mothers and children and changed the lives of many people in the communities. They can now transfer difficult cases to the hospitals, have midwifery clubs where they discuss different issues on midwifery and life on poverty reduction.

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