Terrewode Women's Community Hospital celebrates 1 year Anniversary

Inaugural patients at Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital. Photo credit: Lynne Dobson, Terrewode Women’s Fund.

Changing the World One Dinner at a Time

Terrewode has been approved for a grant from Dining for Women to support Terrewode’s Reintegration Program

A nurse with Terrewode Community Women’s Hospital (TWCH) teams up with a relative to help deliver a pregnant mother to the maternity ward at Soroti Regional
Referral hospital. TERREWODE engaged in the COVID-19 campaign to
mitigate the effects of the pandemic on maternal health and rights
during the lock-down.

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

Organization President, TERREWODE

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Get in touch

Plot 25 Central Avenue, Soroti Municipality
P.O Box 537 Soroti, Uganda Plot 895 Nsasa, Kira Town Council – Wakiso District

Tel: +256 772 354 745 | +256 783 893870
Email: it@terrewode.com
Website: www.terrewode.com

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