Value: USD $10 / AUD $12
Source: Collated by Local Pharmacy in Tanzania especially for MidWifeVision
Each woman is required to bring their own Birthing kit. Midwife Vision purchases Birth Kits to provide value for money, and to help woman who can’t afford their own Birthing kits.
One of the local pharmacies across the road from the hospital put the Birth Kit together.
- Sterile Gloves (Size 7) x 2
- Oxytocin 10 IU
- 2/0 and 3/0 cat gut Suture material – large needle
- Cord Clamp
- Cotton Wool | Large Roll
- Scalpel blade (no handle)
- 5 mls syringe x 2
Oxytocin is a natural hormone that causes the uterus to contract. Oxytocin is used to induce labor or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth, and to control bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin is also used to stimulate uterine contractions in a woman with an incomplete or threatened miscarriage.
Oxytocin 10 IU
5ml syringes x 2
Cotton Wool | Large roll
2/0 and 3/0 cat gut Suture material – large needle