WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every minute, a woman dies of complications from pregnancy or childbirth and many more suffer infection or injury.
This Mother's Day, IMA World Health offers a gift idea that celebrates life by delivering Safe Motherhood Kits™ to strife-torn South Sudan, where maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world.
IMA's Safe Motherhood Kits include sterile supplies for a safe and sanitary birth, including gloves, umbilical ties, scalpels, gauze pads, soap and a washcloth. The kits also include items for the infant, including a baby hat, blanket and onesie. In South Sudan and other countries, IMA teams and partners provide education to health workers and mid-wives on safe birthing procedures and training on the proper use of the kits.
Rather than giving mom a bouquet of flowers that might last a week, honor her by donating a $25 Safe Motherhood Kit in her name. It's a meaningful gift with a lasting impact on a mother and her family.
For each kit purchased, IMA will send a personalized e-card to the mother or loved one being honored – right up until Mother's Day.
Safe Motherhood Kits make perfect gifts for global and socially-minded moms as well as eco-conscious and last-minute shoppers.
To mark Mother's Day, IMA will host a special event on May 3 for community volunteers to assemble Safe Motherhood Kits at its office in New Windsor, Maryland.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Please consider including IMA’s Safe Motherhood Kits in gift guides and Mother’s Day stories. For more information about the kits, IMA’s maternal health programs or to cover the May 3 event in Maryland, contact Chris Glass, [email protected] / 443-547-0278.
About IMA World Health:
IMA World Health (IMA) is a faith-based international public health organization that builds healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people. IMA has worked with partners to improve health in South Sudan's most remote and difficult to reach areas for nearly a decade. IMA's vision is quite simple. Health, healing and well-being for all. For more information, visit www.IMAworldhealth.org. Follow IMA on twitter @IMAworldhealth.
SOURCE IMA World Health