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 Day 2008
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
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