Over 1.5 million infant deaths and 75,000 maternal deaths occur each year in South Asia.
Through the use of relatively inexpensive and feasible public health interventions around the time of birth,
more than 80% of these deaths are completely preventable with appropriate care and education. However, issues of affordability, access, and education prevent mothers and infants from getting the basic care they deserve.
Work with local communities to create life-saving care and education bundles for mothers and newborns in need.
Every newborn and every mother will have equal access to a healthy start.
Barakat Bundle is a nonprofit that believes it is unacceptable that mothers and their children continue to die from causes the world has already solved. We address the barriers to care families face by our life-saving care and education bundles called Barakat Bundles that are integrated within existing health systems. Our approach is:
Co-created with local South Asian communities to ensure each Barakat Bundle includes what they want and need to support mothers and newborns.
Based on the most up-to-date scientific research with input from public health experts