For the first since the commissioning of Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital (TWCH) in August last year, TERREWODE employees met in a retreat at the organization’s headquarters in Soroti district. The four-day joint retreat for the medical and non-medical staff was meant to review progress in the past year and prepare the team for the 2020 activities.
Themed under ‘Growth and Development,’ the staffs were taken through the origin of the TERREWODE, human rights empowerment and best daily practices to serve the public. The staffs were tasked with identifying major areas of progress and those requiring improvement both at the parent TERREWODE and TWCH.

TERREWODE staff brainstorm during a group discussion at the retreat.

Alice Emasu Seruyange, the executive director TERREWODE tasked the team to uphold quality in handling and rendering treatment to patients at TWCH and public health units that TERREWODE partners with. She added that TERREWODE has existed all long due to public support thus the organization owes the public quality services.
“Our mission, vision and values form the core upon which we must serve the public. At some point, we may all leave TERREWODE. But these tenets will remain as the pillars for people who come after us to refer to,” Emasu observed.
Betty Akullo, a facilitator during the occasion emphasized that in the current environment; TERREWODE staff must observe both gender equality and equity in rendering services to the public.

Betty Akullo, a facilitator speaks to the staff during the TERREWODE retreat at TERREWODE headquarters in Soroti.