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Safe Birth Partners

  • 3 Safe Birth
  • 3 countries
  • 3 continents

These bags help save lives

Infection is a leading cause of death among mothers and newborns worldwide. But with clean birth conditions and skilled birth attendants, nearly half a million lives can be saved.

How Safe Birth Giving Works

  1. STEP 1:

    Match funds

    We use money from TOMS Bags purchases to support our Giving Partners' programs in maternal health.

  2. STEP 2:

    Provide training
    + materials

    Community health workers are trained on safe birth practices and given the materials needed to help provide a safe birth. These skilled birth attendants then visit expectant mothers in their communities to monitor their pregnancies.

  3. STEP 3:

    Save lives

    With training and proper materials to provide a safer delivery, mothers are up to 80% less likely to develop an infection. Almost half of newborn deaths can be prevented.

The qualities we look for

At TOMS, we understand that strong partnerships are key. Here are
some of the qualities we look for in our Safe Birth Giving Partners:

  • Find a need

    Our Partners work in countries with rates of high maternal and neonatal mortality and high home birth rates.

  • Cultural sensitivity

    Understand the cultural complexities that arise when providing maternal health interventions.

  • Long-term vision

    Provide immediate interventions, but also invest in sustainable maternal health infrastructure.

  • Access to materials

    Have a sustainable supply chain, preferably with local manufacturing of safe birth materials.

  • Provide training

    Have robust training mechanisms for birth attendants and community health workers.

Meet some of our partners

  • The United Nations Population Fund
  • BRAC
  • ayzh

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