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Childbirth Survival International
on behalf of Childbirth Survival International

The ask: $7

Childbirth Survival International (CSI)  believes Every Birth Counts and every pregnant woman deserves respectful, timely, and quality care during pregnancy, childbirth, and 24-48 hours after childbirth. Where pregnancy and childbirth experiences are glamorized and celebrated, in many developing countries it is a tragedy and a silent killer! Everyday an estimated 830 women die and thousands of babies lose their lives for reasons that are preventable and  that makes us all accountable. 

Did you know $7 can increase a woman's chance to survive pregnancy and childbirth?

CSI works at the grassroots, engaging communities including men, in order to reduce the high numbers of women and babies dying due to preventable causes. CSI works with partners and communities to advocate, educate, inform, empower, and apply low-cost low-tech interventions to save lives. Message from Prossy Bulega, Nursing Officer in Uganda gives remarks about impact of CSI's saving lives at birth program. 

Since 2013, through generous contributions, CSI has reached more than 350 pregnant women in Tanzania and Uganda, making a difference for them and their families. 

Recently (November 26, 2017), US-based CSI founder, Tausi Suedi , visited Tanzania and Uganda where she met with program beneficiaries including pregnant women. She personally hand-delivered childbirth kits and the moms were extremely grateful. CSI thanks everyone for their generosity to make this possible. 

Video, Uganda, 2017

CSI is reaching the unreached.....picture below at Wakiso, Uganda 2014.

You're probably still thinking about the $7 and how it can save a life.....

Women die due to causes such as excessive bleeding after birth, infections, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, obstructed labor, unsafe abortions, while newborns die due to asphyxia, infections, and complications arising from being born premature. Some other compounding causes include long distances to the health facility, complications from HIV/AIDS and malaria, no ambulatory services i.e 911 and lack of medicines and supplies. All these challenges seem like no-brainers in developed countries, but in developing countries these are serious and chronic issues. Many governments continue to struggle to improve the health system, infrastructure, and services in their countries and rely on international organizations such as Childbirth Survival International for added support. The work CSI does is seen and appreciated. Read reviews .

But why the $7 ask?

Childbirth Survival International team is made up of nurses, midwives, doctors and public health professionals, who have years of experience and understanding of the complex challenges in-country. CSI works with frontline health workers to re-train them on important midwifery and nursing skills to improve their competencies. While that is feasible, there was a problem of no life-saving medicines and medical supplies - major stock-outs and unknown delivery dates. In many places, women are supposed to buy gloves, cotton, and other medical supplies in order to go deliver in a health facility adding to their financial hardships and health care access barriers. Picture below, mothers read CSI brochures (translated in Luganda) with helpful information on maternal newborn survival and health, plus CSI's efforts to make a difference in underserved communities.

In 2014, CSI launched its first campaign for medical supplies and medicines (oxytocin and IV fluids) to help low-income women especially in rural areas, women living on less than $1-$2 a day. CSI does not have a big pool of funding but we decided to answer the call and provide sterile childbirth kits for free. We thank you for your generosity in making this possible for the 350+ women in Tanzania and Uganda who have already benefited from this program. View pictures here December 2015.  Picture below, CSI Cofounder, Tausi Suedi  (middle) in Wakiso, Uganda with pregnant women who received kits for free.

CSI's goal is to reach 1,000
 pregnant women in Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria with necessary medical supplies for free. Will you help with a small donation of $7?

Why $7? Because one sterile childbirth kit costs $7...

Each kit  contains all basic supplies, gloves, scalpels, umbilical clamps, placenta bag, maternity pad, receiving blanket, gauze sponges, drape sheet, penguin bulb, & more. If you convert $7 to local currency, it buys only 1 of the required items and of below standard quality.  

Video, Tanzania, 2014

For only $7, a woman is empowered and able to deliver with a skilled birth attendant, who are equally thankful to have supplies to work with. Picture below, CSI Tanzania Country Director,  certified nurse midwife, Midwifery Master Trainer, Stella Mpanda , hands out childbirth kits to pregnant women at Amana Hospital, Tanzania. November 2015.

And CSI trains nurses and midwives on the contents of the kits.  Stella Mpanda, prepares a delivery tray.

Please donate $7 today and you will have helped one woman and her unborn baby. 

Mom and Baby.....precious, beautiful, and special!  

Thank you for helping to save Mom and Baby!


More of CSI  http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org.

CSI is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in Maryland. US Federal Tax ID: 46-3326114.

CSI Headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland 21282.

Contact CSI: info@childbirthsurvivalinternational.org 

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In November 2017, US-based Childbirth Survival International (CSI) founder, Tausi Suedi, visited CSI countries and had opportunity to meet pregnant women and gave out childbirth kits (mama kits). Nursing Officer gave brief remarks (please see video). Thank you everyone for your generosity and for making a difference. #CSI2017
Uganda: Thank you for childbirth kits!
Uganda: Maternal Health Talk
Uganda: Moms happy with childbirth kits
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Hello CSI Friends, yesterday some women died giving life and today a few more will die. If nothing is done, more lives will be lost unnecessarily and tear families apart. CSI really wants to get to them with basic medical supplies and hopefully save their lives. Please make a donation that will make a lifetime impact for families in need. Your generosity is appreciated. More about CSI, http://childbirthsurvivalinternational.org.
Childbirth kits to distribute to mothers
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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" ~ Hellen Keller.

The Childbirth Survival International Team thanks you all for your generous donations to advance this goal to save lives of moms and babies.
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Together we can get there! Thank you everyone who has contributed to this campaign to ensure pregnant women and their families have necessary and basic medical supplies. Most importantly, thank you for saving families from selling the little they have to buy medical supplies. Together we can! Thank you.
Pregnant women get CSI childbirth kits
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