CLEAN DELIVERY KITS - Midwives For Haiti



Each month, about 150 Clean Delivery Kits are distributed to matròns, or traditional birth attendants, who have participated in our Matròn Outreach Program.

Designed around local matròn culture and evidence-based recommendations from leading health agencies, CDKs contain essential items for conducting clean deliveries.

Items contained in our CDKs reflect the World Health Organization’s six principles of cleanliness for birth including, (1) clean hands, (2) clean delivery surface, (3) clean perineum, (4) clean cord cutting instrument, (5) clean cord ties, and (6) clean cord care of the newborn baby.

Our CDKs are pre-packaged and single-use, ensuring that new, clean and adequate supplies are available at every delivery. Studies suggest that Traditional Birth Attendants reduce the occurrence of maternal and neonatal infection by using clean birth supplies and clean delivery techniques that they learned through formal training.

The number of matròns trained through our program increases every year, which means that our supply needs constantly increase as well. Please consider helping us supply Clean Delivery Kits to matròns in our program in one of the following ways:

1. Donate supplies

The following is a list of supplies that are always needed for CDKs. In an effort to promote practice standards, we do not substitute any items on this list with other items.

  • Chux pads or other absorbent under pads
  • Bars of soap
  • Disposable, sterile, surgical razor blades No. 10
  • Cotton string
  • Non-sterile gloves (medium or one-size-fits-all)
  • Sterile gauze pads, 4×4
  • Alcohol pads

2. Donate money

Each CDK costs approximately $2 USD. Your financial contributions are always welcome!

3. Organize a CDK assembly group

Organize friends and family, acquire essential kit items, and assemble CDKs right in your community. This can be a fun project for anyone interested in dedicating more time to our CDK project. If you are interested in this activity, please download the detailed information on how to assemble our unique CDKs.

For more information, please email Together, we can ensure that every matròn trained through our program has access to essential supplies for conducting clean deliveries. Thank you for your support!


Please read more about our Supplies Needed.