Cheshire CEO raises money for African midwives

Eduard Sparkes climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for African midwives

A Cheshire healthcare CEO has helped raise more than £2,000 for midwives in Africa by climbing Kilimanjaro.

Eduard Sparkes, the CEO at Private Midwives, has raised the money in order to provide birth kits to African midwives supporting expectant mothers and their newborn children.

The donation will be used as part of a campaign to buy 1,000 birth kits which contain simple tools to help in the safe and healthy delivery of newborn babies.

The birth kit contains tools recommended by the World Health Organisation to provide sanitation and sterility during childbirth.

The kits are aimed to help a healthy start in life, and include:

  • Sterile pads

  • Cord clamp

  • Baby blanket

  • Gloves

  • Soap

  • Surgical blade

  • Sanitary pads

  • Wiping cloth

  • Jute pouch

The group of healthcare and associated professionals travelled to Tanzania on 2 October to start the climb and summited the mountain in four days.

Eduard Sparkes said:

I’m thrilled to have been able to raise enough money to provide nearly half of the 1,000 birthing kits to expectant parents and midwives in Africa, where they will be used to make a genuine difference and save lives.

Eduard Sparkes, the CEO Private Midwives
  • To donate to the birth kit fund visit here.