News

Zonta needs help with annual birthing kit project

HELP NEEDED: GP obstetrician Danni Gitshan and Zonta are calling out for helpers to put together the birthing kits to send internationally.
HELP NEEDED: GP obstetrician Danni Gitshan and Zonta are calling out for helpers to put together the birthing kits to send internationally. Brenda Strong

IT might seem very basic, but it makes the world of difference.

The Zonta Birthing Kit Workshop is back and the women from Zonta need the Gladstone community's help.

The workshop, on July 19 at Trinity College, involves volunteers packing small kits to send to women in countries such as Ethiopia, Africa, Asia and Afghanistan.

Birthing Kit Workshop co-ordinator and GP Superclinic obstetrician Danni Gitshan said the more the merrier on the day.

"We want to put 2000 kits together," she said.

"Anyone in the community can come and assemble them.."

Dr Gitshan said the United Nations estimated 385,000 women die each year during childbirth and developing countries account for 99% of these deaths.

"The kits help reduce child mortality," she said.

"The knives that are lying around on the ground in those tents are used for cutting the umbilical cord and can be contaminated.

"They can kill the baby."

The kits are made of black plastic, gloves, soap, string, gauze and a scalpel blade.

A donation of $3 provides a woman with a kit. For details, see the Zonta Facebook page.

Topics:  birthing kits, charity, gladstone, whatson, womens health, zonta



Local fishermen disappointed with project dropped as priority

Lisa Yasso stayed at the Seventeen Seventy camping ground.
Photo Contributed / Lisa Yasso

Fish cleaning table idea goes well over council's budget

Vegas trip could change Gladstone teen's life

RED CARPET: Chauntelle Taylor is off to Las Vegas to compete in the Australian team for the MuscleMania comp.

YOUNG and ready to take on the world is exactly what she is about

Police to crack down after hoons take over Gladstone roads

IN HIS SIGHTS: Gladstone Police Constable Paul Norris is on the lookout for hoon drivers.

One officer booked 14 speeding motorists during his shift

Local Partners

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Rockhampton dancer en pointe for European stages

CENTRE STAGE: Anastasia Lewis has moved from Rockhampton to Sydney to study classical ballet.

Rocky dancer believes competitions are the perfect preparation

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

'Flex muscles': Gladstone suburb drops $120K

BUYERS are scooping unprecedented deals by “flexing their muscles at the table”

Few bright lights for property after mining downturn

The Gladstone Regional Council wants associated LNG companies like Bechtel to be apart of the EIS housing accommodation strategy from the outset of the projects and not mid-way through.

Tannum Sands continues to write its own property success story

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Market opens as Gladstone sellers drop prices to force sale

VENDORS are dropping the price on houses to force a sale.

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual