The Problem

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.

Our Mission

Work with local communities to create life-saving care and education bundles for mothers and newborns in need.

Our Vision

Every newborn and every mother will have equal access to a healthy start.

Our Approach

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


Designed to work with existing health systems to magnify impact

  • Access to quality healthcare and education for mothers and newborns is a basic human right.

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Each Barakat Bundle Includes:

Giving Cradle

Safe-sleep certified rocking cradle with a built in mosquito net

Medical Items
Medical and Care Items

Includes sterile blade + umbilical cord clamp, cord cleanser, thermometer, hand soap, blankets + baby clothes, and more

Giving Calendar

Health education calendar with information on breastfeeding, clean delivery practices, skin-to-skin care, danger signs for mother and baby, and more

  • Barakat Bundle contains items and health education that are essential to a successful first year for a mother and her newborn.

Our Partners

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