In February 2007, we delivered 200 birthing kits donated by Zonta International to traditional birth attendants in the Aweil region of South Sudan. These birthing kits help to provide a clean birthing site which may decrease the risk of maternal and infant death through infection. The birthing kits were received with much excitement and even a statement of “How do those people all the way over there (in Australia) know what we need here to deliver a baby!” The birth attendant indicated great interest in receiving more birthing kits, and as such it is hoped that we will be able to make this an ongoing project.
Birthing Kit Delivery 2007
On arriving in Uganda in January 2008, Kuol spent 2 and a half days at customs trying to collect the consignment. All seven boxes in the consignment were released after