This blog provides updates on the Zambia Medical Mission trips.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A Gift for Your Mother that Blesses Another
Honor Mothers in a Special Way This Year
May we at Zambia Mission Fund suggest a way to give a Mother's Day gift that will give life to a mother and her baby in Zambia?
A gift of $10 will purchase two Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) for Zambia. We give these CDKs out to expectant mothers duringZambia Medical Mission and throughout the year at the Namwianga Zonal Health Centre (NZHC).
We target mothers who will not have access to a hospital or rural clinic for delivery. Since NZHC started teaching safe motherhood classes, and providing the Clean Delivery Kits, the clinic has not recorded a maternal death in the area it serves.
Enter the names of the mother or mothers you wish to honor on the last page of the checkout as you enter your credit card or eCheck information. Your mother will receive a hand-written acknowledgment of the honor and the gift.
Help us Take the FEAR Out of an Expectant Mother's Life
Each year about 60 million women in developing countries give birth with only the help of an untrained attendant or family member or with no help at all. Many of these deliveries take place at home and often in a small hut in a remote village. The infection rate is high with some 1600 women per day dying from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth, and infection is a leading cause.
Around 950,000 newborns per year die from infection, according to the World Health Organization. Many of these infections can be avoided when Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) are used.