The Neonatal Survival Kit | Versatile, Self Administered, Saving Babies Lives

Every Baby Hero product you buy funds critical medical supplies in The Neonatal Survival Kit developed by Grand Challenges Canada winner, Dr. Shaun Morris of Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. We expect The Kit will reduce infant mortality in the regions it is used by 30% - 40%. A randomized controlled trial in Pakistan and Kenya is currently measuring its effectiveness and we hope to have results to share with you in the next year.

The Neonatal Survival Kit is pivotal in ensuring a safe birth for both mothers and their babies, and versatile to suit the less than ideal situation in which so many women are giving birth in rural, developing regions of our world.   

“In Mombasa, Kenya, a 30-year-old woman comes to the local clinic in labor with her husband but it is closed and there is no one to assist her. The soon to be mother takes the sterile plastic birthing mat from her Neonatal Survival Kit and places it on the concrete walkway of the building. She delivers her baby on her own directly onto the clean mat. They then use the clean cord clamp, ties and sterile blade provided in the Kit to safely cut the umbilical cord.” – January 29th, 2015

What Does the Kit Contain?


 

  1. Clean birth kit
    Comprised of 1 bar of soap, 1 clean plastic sheet, 1 sterilized razor blade, 1 string for the umbilical cord, 1 cord clamp, gloves, 1 maternity pad and set of pictorial instructions.
  2. Chlorhexidine lotion
    an antiseptic to keep the umbilical stump clean and sterile
  3. Sunflower emollient
    to maintain the integrity of baby’s skin to prevent infection and maintain body temperature
  4. Mylar baby blanket
    to prevent heat loss
  5. Thermospot stickers
    to monitor baby’s temperature 
  6. 1 click-to-heat warmer
    to keep infant warm

Your Purchase Saves Lives 

Every item you purchase funds various components of The Kit.

Baby Hero Onesies fund a Clean Delivery Kit

Baby Hero Tees fund a Click-to-Heat Warmer and Thermospot stickers

Baby Hero Footies fund Chlorhexidine Lotion

Baby Hero Accessories fund Sunflower Emollient

Collectively, Baby Hero funds the entire Neonatal Survival Kit. These interventions aim to make a significant difference in the survival rates of the mothers of Rahim Yar Khan and their precious infants.  

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