Word From The Founder

It is with utmost delight that I welcome you to TERREWODE’s official website!

This is an interactive site that our team has created with the intention of sharing TERREWODE’s news, events, activities/projects and apt information with our donors, partners, beneficiaries, stakeholders and well-wishers.

For over a decade, TERREWODE has prided itself in being the leading Civil Society Organization providing a holistic approach in the campaign to eliminate obstetric fistula and improve maternal and neonatal health. Our approach, known as the Obstetric Fistula Awareness and Advocacy Network (OFAAN), deals with the issue of fistula through raising awareness and advocacy to increase access to treatment and reintegration services and care for fistula survivors. Our interventions in the Teso sub region have seen over 800 fistula clients access treatment. As part of our efforts towards eliminating obstetric fistula, we also address the lack of access to property rights focusing on land issues and access to justice with emphasis on Gender Based Violence.

In 2011, we celebrated the expansion of our services to Central and Greater Northern Uganda, marked by our movement into the Kayunga, Nakasongola, Amolatar, Lira and Abim districts. Already, we have seen 300 women from these regions treated. As a result of our scale up to other regions of the country, there has been a slight change in our name from The Association for the Re-Orientation and Rehabilitation of Teso Women for Development to The Association for Re-Orientation and Rehabilitation of Women for Development.

The organization’s efforts to put the obstetric fistula concern on the national and international platforms has garnered her numerous awards and recognitions. They include the NORAD fellowship 2002, UNFPA award recipient (2004, 2005 and 2006) for excellent reporting on population issues, Ashoka Global Innovators Fellowship 2012 and most recently Vital Voices Women Leaders Fellowship award 2013. We are also members of the International Obstetric Fistula Working Group (IOFWG) and International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS)

We are working steadily and increasing our efforts so as to make obstetric fistula a thing of the past in Uganda while improving the livelihoods of women and girls.

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