Specialised hospital for fistula opens in east

Facility. Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital in Arapai Sub-county in Soroti District , which will be opened by President Museveni in August. PHOTO BY SIMON NAULELE

What you need to know:

An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labour, leaving a woman incontinent of urine or faeces or both.

Soroti. The construction of the multi-billion specialised hospital meant to benefit obstetric fistula patients in Uganda has been completed.
Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital (TWCH), whose construction started in March last year, is a subsidiary of The Association for Rehabilitation and Reorientation of Women for Development (TERREWODE), a non-for-profit civil organisation founded in 1999.

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