Six Months Felt Like Six Years

To Efrance, six months with a fistula felt like six years; because of her condition, Efrance felt shamed by her husband and community, and stopped going to church and other public functions. Desperate for help and support, Efrance decided to visit her church pastor for counseling, where she learned about UVP and its no-cost Fistula Repair Camps.

More Than Just a Physical Injury

At only 18 years old, Doreen has experienced her fair share of hardship: an arranged marriage, challenging labor, a stillborn child, and an obstetric fistula. Feeling lost, she attempted suicide. After learning about UVP and its fistula surgery camps, she started to regain hope. Doreen’s fistula was successfully repaired at Kamuli Mission Hospital, and UVP’s reintegration program played a pivotal role in helping her regain her physical and mental well-being.

Women Just Like Her

At 40 years old, Khisa is always cracking jokes. Sitting outside the fistula ward at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Tororo, she sat down with Loy, UVP’s Assistant Director, to discuss the challenges of living with an obstetric fistula and her long path to healing. Despite her struggle, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor and optimism.