Maternova Obstetric Kit
This is a ‘next generation’ midwifery kit meant for trained professional midwives in low-resource settings. It contains the following items related to preventing postpartum hemorrhage:
1 hemoglobin color scale w/ 200 test strips, 1 solar powered headlamp, 1 visor for the headlamp, 1 rotary mobile phone charger, 1 calibrated obstetric drape to measure blood loss/ create a sterile field, 1 set of flip/reminder cards on the Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor, and 1 video on management of postpartum hemorrhage.
The pack is reusable and carries the contents: the key medical protocol is integrated into the kit so that when it hangs on a hook the protocol is displayed for quick reference
Lack of equipment for labor and delivery, as well as health workers at the clinic in Dili and in rural areas. Obstetric kits will greatly facilitate better management of the third stage of labor and delivery (L&D), as well as improving knowledge and communications among the health workers. 100 trained lay-midwives across Timor-Leste.The beneficiaries are currently trained lay-midwives and incoming lay-midwives that will be trained by Bairo Pite Clinic.