Dr. Ruth Mathieson
Dr. Ruth Mathieson originally from England, she studied medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Though she worked mainly in family medicine, her career also included time in pediatrics, obstetrics, and psychiatry. She worked in Bermuda and Germany before settling in Hastings County in 1970.
For many years Dr, Ruth travelled to Matangwe in Kenya. Matangwe is an area in Northwest Kenya that consists of 17 villages scattered over a 10 kilometer radius, which serves 20,000 people directly, plus 4 islands in Lake Victoria with a population of 10,000, indirectly. For the past few years advancing age has prevented Ruth from travelling to Matangwe but she has continued to provide support and is currently pulling together a district grant go upgrade the maternity facility
District Governor Iosif Ciosa and Past District Governor Bob Scott presented the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention and Treatment Award to Dr. Ruth Mathieson (Rotary Club of Belleville) in 2023.