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.

Meet some of our partners

  • The United Nations Population Fund
  • BRAC
  • ayzh

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.

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