Fistula News

TERREWODE Welcomes Its 2017 Board for an Orientation Meeting

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....

TERREWODE Hosts Annual Women’s Group Leader Meeting in Soroti

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...

TERREWODE Participates in National Fistula Day Activities in Mbarara

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...

10 FACTS ON OBSTETRIC FISTULA

FACT 1 Obstructed labour accounts for up to 6% of all maternal deaths. It is a cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. FACT 2 Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by obstructed labour. It is estimated that more than 2 million young women live with...