Mum-to-be Bundle


A newborn baby dies every 13 seconds. More than 80% of these deaths are due to complicated and premature births or infections.

Each Mum-to-be Bundle contains supplies to help 20 mums through a safe pregnancy and birth. There's soap and water purification tablets, iron and folate supplements and vaccines to keep both mum and bub healthy. A stethoscope helps health care workers check on the baby's wellbeing during pregnancy, and a midwifery kit contains the equipment and medicines needed for 20 safe deliveries. Help mums around the world give their children the best start in life.

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Creating better outcomes for mums and newborns in South Sudan

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Baby Daniela spends her second day in the world with mum, Monica John, in a UNICEF-supported hospital in South Sudan.

Monica's last two babies tragically died during childbirth. Following abdominal pain, she decided to come to the hospital's maternity ward where, according to Monica, she knew she "would be closely monitored and receive superior care".  

After ongoing complications and a prolonged labour, Daniela was safely delivered via caesarean section

South Sudan has the fifth highest maternal mortality rate in the world, and more than double the Sub-Saharan region average. Just 11% of all deliveries are attended by a skilled birth attendant.

Midwife, Harriet Karij, attended to Monica in the delivery room at the teaching hospital, which provides a life-saving service for mothers and babies

UNICEF supports midwives at the hospital, including Harriet, and provides access to medical supplies and sterilisation through midwifery kits. 

These kits help deliver safer births and better outcomes for mothers and babies. 

 "It’s a blessing being a midwife and delivering babies. Children are the future of our country." - Harriet Karij, Midwife