Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek, Canada
Project Title: Full Soul
Innovation: Training midwives and supplying safe, sterile child birth equipment to hospitals in Uganda.
Description: Hassan, a public health specialist with a master’s in public health, launched Full Soul to address the lack of facilities for safe and sterile childbirth in areas of Uganda. Maternal Medical Kits include non-disposable childbirth tools (artery forceps, scissors, needle holders) that can be sterilized and reused. The program includes training to ensure the tools are used properly. The kits are assembled by a supplier in Uganda and engraved with the health center’s name to minimize costs, keep kits in the correct facilities, and contribute to the local economy. Positive outcomes include safer births and decreased transmission of HIV.