Students deliver charity, birth kits
SENIOR students from Bishop Druitt College have demonstrated that charity does not stay at home by helping curb infant mortality in developing countries.
The students pledged $900 to The Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour to fund the supply of 300 birthing kits and provide training in midwifery, adequate nutrition and good hygiene practices to health workers. They also pitched in to help assemble the birthing kits.
The United Nations World Health Organisation estimates almost 600,000 women died annually in childbirth.
The Zonta kits are designed to provide protection from bleeding and infection at a cost of $3 a unit.