Teso fistula advocates use music, dance and drama to raise awareness in communities.
Stakeholders sign TERREWODE’s commitment banner to end fistula during the first international fistula day marked in Soroti, 2013.
African women leaders happy to learn from TERREWODE’s holistic fistula model during visit in Uganda, 2015.
Welcome to TERREWODE
The Association for the Rehabilitation and Re-orientation of Women for Development (TERREWODE), headquartered in Soroti, eastern Uganda, is a leading Ugandan NGO, pioneering best practices for the elimination of obstetric fistula in Uganda for over 16 years.
Building community capacities to systematically empower women and girls to meaningfully participate in development activities to improve their livelihoods, families and communities.
Empowered women and girls embracing the world with improved livlihoods.
Where we work
We have expanded our activities from Teso sub-region to include areas in the eastern, northern, northeast and central parts of Uganda.
How we work
We dream, innovate, act, and seek partnerships to grow our ideas, first by working with women and girls at the grassroots levels and then by working with community stakeholders. We recognize that involvement of district leadership at the political, administrative and community levels is critical. We build collaborations, partnerships, networks and coalitions to enhance capacities and empower vulnerable women and girls.
We mainstream the Rights Based Approach (RBA) to programming into the Service Delivery Approach (SDA) and Women Empowerment Programming (WEP).
Founded in 1999 by Alice Emasu (pictured here) and the women of Teso sub-region, TERREWODE aims to build community capacity to transform conventional healthcare and economic systems to improve the status and livelihood of women and girls in relation to maternal and child health.
The Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA), of which Emasu was a board member, and Rural Outreach Programme (ROP) in Soroti and Kaberamido Districts (1997-1999), provided a platform for TERREWODE’s formation as a legal entity that works hand in hand with the ministry of health.Alice Emasu
The staff, Executive board and the entire TERREWODE family are happy to announce the ground-breaking event for the construction of the Specialized Women’s Hospital in Soroti, eastern Uganda. The event is scheduled for 2nd of March 2018 in Arapai Soroti district...read more
Looking Back at the Origins for TERREWODE Women’s Community Hospital: Emasu Leads Ugandan Delegation to Ethiopia to Study Hamlin Model of Care
In light of TERREWODE’s recent procurement of land for the future TERREWODE Women’s Community Hospital in Soroti, we here at TERREWODE are looking back down the long road that has led us to this important milestone. While TERREWODE has been committed to developing a...read more
TERREWODE Announces Plan to Move Forward with Construction of “TERREWODE Women’s Community Hospital” in Soroti.
TERREWODE is excited to announce that, thanks to the generous support of The Uganda Fistula Fund for TERREWODE, it has recently procured six acres of land in Soroti, which will be used to construct the first hospital devoted to treating fistula in Uganda....read more
Board members sit with community women representatives for an orientation meeting shortly after the board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). TERREWODE is excited to welcome Stella Kiyai, Agnes Zitta, Engulu Joseph, Eciku Michael and Joseph Ekalam to its 2017 Board....read more
From July 10-12, 2017, TERREWODE hosted 22 women from Central, Lango, Teso, Buganda, and West Nile sub-regions of Uganda for a Women’s Leaders Meeting at their Soroti office. Throughout the three-day meeting, which was filled with songs and stories, community women’s...read more
TERREWODE was invited by the Adjumani District Local Government on July 13-16, 2017, to assist in leading a four-day training of approximately 60 Village Health Teams (VHTs) from the Adjumani district of northern Uganda. The training was made possible by the generous...read more
The United Nations International Obstetric Fistula Day is an annual event marked on May 23. However, this year TERREWODE joined the Ministry of Health, its partners and the rest of the world in honoring Uganda’s fifth annual National Fistula Day on June 23, 2017 in...read more
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Get in touch
P.O Box 537 Soroti, Uganda Plot 895 Nsasa, Kira Town Council – Wakiso District
Tel: +256 772 354 745 | +256 783 893870