Help women in need of surgery find their healing and hope again.
Virtually unheard of in wealthier nations, obstetric fistulas (a hole in the birth canal) is caused by prolonged, obstructed labor. Many women who experience an obstetric fistula suffer from incontinence, shame, social isolation and health problems. It is estimated that more than 2 million young women live with untreated obstetric fistulas in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda has been reported to have the third-highest rate of fistulas in the world. Although fistulas can be fixed through surgery, many women in rural areas don't know what they are suffering from and do not have the money to travel to a hospital for treatment.
GreaterGood.org partners with Uganda Village Project (UVP) to provide healing for women with fistulas in eastern Uganda by facilitating their repair surgery and following up to ensure a safe recovery. UVP is dedicated to finding women who need the surgery and paying for them to get treatment, including a ride to and from the treatment. Besides helping women access surgery, UVP educates communities about the childbirth risks associated with obstetric fistulas and how to best prevent fistulas.
You can help. Just $5 helps towards providing women get this vital surgery they need. You can help these women through their healing journey.
Uganda Village Project facilitates health and community well being in rural Uganda. We work at a village-by-village level to improve health through better access, education, and prevention.
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