On behalf of the leadership and membership of UNAA, we would like to congratulate our friends at The Association for Rehabilitation and Re-Orientation of Women for Development (TERREWODE) upon achieving a major milestone in their fight to save women suffering from Fistula. Founder and Executive Director Mrs Alice Emasu Seruyange has announced that the hospital project (Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital) will officially open on August 16th, 2019.
The hospital, whose Phase 1 cost was 4.2 Billion Uganda Shillings, will replicate the model of care provided by the world-famous Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. It will be the first in East Africa and the third in Africa.
According to Terrewode’s website, “The community is excited to have a medical facility that focuses on women’s health – repairing fistulas, and with holistic health care, assuring that the woman is supported pre- and post- surgery, so that she can have a successful reintegration into her community. The medical director is hired, and staff positions are being filled.”
As long term partners, well wishers and friends of Terrewode, UNAA is delighted about this achievement and pledges to continue supporting the project and the hospital even after its launch to ensure its continued success.
For more updates on this project and to continue supporting Terrewode, visit their website at https://www.ugandafistulafund.org.