Representatives from Zonta Club of Bendigo visited the college today to instruct student volunteers on how to assemble birthing kits for use in third world countries.Zonta Birthing Kits provide a clean and safe birthing environment for women without access to professional medical care. The lives of many women and babies in third world countries have been saved through this project.
The kits are basic with 6 items. A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares. These items are assembled into a small bag by volunteers at an annual Assembly Day. The Zonta birthing kit addresses the seven cleans needed for a safe delivery: Clean birth site, clean hands, clean ties, clean cut, clean eyes, clean umbilical cord and clean perineum.