by Daniel Edyegu

Thirty survivors of fistula are undergoing a two-week residential
reintegration and empowerment training at Terrewode Women Community

Survivors of fistula are women and girls who have previously suffered
from fistula and undergone successful repair. This is the first batch
of the survivors of fistula who are receiving reintegration at the new

Martha Ibeno, the programs manager TERREWODE explained that the
initial training at the hospital complex is a monumental achievement
in the run up to the start of surgical operations next month.

“Being able to conduct our maiden reintegration training here is
surely a slow but gradual step towards the soft start of surgical
operations for many women and girls suffering fistula, who are still
out waiting for services” Ibeno explained.

The reintegration training comes shortly after 80% of medical
equipment was installed at the hospital. President Yoweri Museveni is
expected to officially launch the hospital on August 16, 2019.