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A woman in a developing country is 97 times more likely to die during pregnancy than a woman in a developed country.
In Ghana, 560 women die during childbirth per 100,000 live births. The leading cause of maternal death is hemorrhage, followed by severe anemia and infections. The government of Ghana offers women free antenatal care and delivery at public health facilities, but many women are suspicious of the clinic nurse or view the hospital as a place of illness rather than somewhere to deliver an infant. Increasingly many women are combining home delivery and hospital care by giving birth in the home and taking the newborn to the clinic in hopes of receiving free infant supplies and to ensure that the baby is healthy.
We're connecting JANMA clean birth kits with mums-to-be in Ghana. The birth kits provide a sterile surface, sterilizing hand wipes, clamps for the umbilical cord, scalpel blade and handle for cutting the umbilical cord. Using sterile supplies during childbirth will prevent infection and reduces maternal and infant mortality.
Pregnant women in rural Ghana.
The birth kits will be distributed by our local partner, Birthing Project USA. As a life-saving health resource, the kits will be introduced free of charge. We do not want extreme poverty to be a barrier to a newborn’s (or mother’s) life. We hope to develop an ability-to-pay plan. As the project progresses, we will work out who will collect the money and how to determine the ability to pay, based on the socio-economic status of the women accessing the clean birth kits through rural clinics.
Birthing Project USA will cover the costs of printing/postage for marketing and book-keeping, and volunteer staff to coordinate the project.
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Cost of the technology (includes shipping and customs)
Wire Transfer Fee
Clearance and local duty
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% average based on average size of project and average donation amount
In order to cover due diligence costs that Kopernik conducts