FROM 9am on Saturday, August 28 members of the Zonta Club of Blackall Range will be busy packing 600 birthing kits at the Uniting Church in Maleny.
The kits are a simple package, which includes a 1m square piece of plastic, rubber gloves, a sterile blade, gauze, cord ties and soap, that are provided to expectant mothers in developing countries so they can have a birth that is, at least, hygienic.
The World Health Organisation estimates that 830 women and their babies die every day, most of them in developing countries, from infections acquired during childbirth.
Zonta’s aim is to empower women through service and advocacy, and this is a tangible way of making that happen at a local level.
Members of the local Zonta Club encourage locals to come along and help them move towards a world in which all women and girls have access to a clean and safe birth.
Due to current COVID safe rules the event is limited to 30 people so call June Robson on 5499 9234 to register your interest.