Birthing Kit Assembly Day 2008

Seven laboratory technicians, a Ph.D student and Mel and Kuol gathered together in the University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences staff room one long lunch hour to assemble 200 birthing kits which had been donated by Zonta International. Each kit had a small block of soap, a scalpel blade, a gauze pad, a pair of gloves and a large piece of black plastic packed into a small plastic bag. It was an art to pack all of the contents neatly and small enough to fit in the bag. The birthing kits were part of a consignment of donations including pens, pencils, school bags and antiseptic cream that Timpir sent to South Sudan in December 2007.

Birthing kit assembly
Birthing kit assembly