MICHAEL LAPSLEY FOUNDATION
Birthing Kits Projects (BFK)
Facts
Every two minutes, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and Childbirth.
An estimated 385,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from preventable infections acquired during childbirth. Most women we intend to help for reasons of isolation, cultural choice or poor transportation system have little or no assistance during childbirth. By providing a clean birthing kit these mothers will have the resources to reduce infection. The Objective of the program is to make birthing kits accessible to deprived, vulnerable women who cannot afford birthing kits. The Foundation is committed to working towards sustainable change in birthing practices for the most vulnerable women in Ghana. The Foundation addresses 5 of the UN millennium Development goals (MDG): Improvement of maternal health, Reduction in child mortality Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and encouraging partnerships for development. The program exists to provide a clean and safe birthing environment for women to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality.
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