Due to cultural beliefs, expectant mothers in indigenous Maasai Community often give birth alone in isolated unhygienic environments. This has resulted in high maternal and infant mortality rates in rural areas.
HOW WE HELP:
By connecting Clean Birth Kits with expectant mothers through outreach nurses and traditional birth attendants, helps to ensure a sterile, safer birthing practice. The Clean Birth Kits contain a basic sterile birthing kit that helps to prevent infections, mortality and morbidity during childbirth.
WHO ARE WE WORKING WITH:
We are seeking to provide 3000 clean birth kits to make childbirth safer for mums in Kenya. We will help Indigenous Maasai expectant mothers living in remote areas of Kajiado, who have limited access to health care assistance. We are also working to empower traditional Birth attendants through training.
The clean birth kits will be distributed to local Traditional Birth Attendants from 20 remote outreach stations, 3 clinics and 1 hospital within Kajiado County. The nurses will then distribute the kits free to expectant mothers coming to the clinic for prenatal visits and teach them on how to use these kits. Expectant mothers who live in more remote villages will receive the kits when the outreach nurses conduct their regular prenatal visits.
About Scion Trust:
Scion Trust is an Irrevocable Kenyan incorporated public Charitable Trust. It is a non-profit public benefit corporation within the meaning of Public Benefit Act, functioning, for the public benefit towards advancement of charitable purpose in Kenya and elsewhere in the world.