Hospital opens in August. Thank you for being on this journey with us!

So much progress has been made since groundbreaking over a year ago! The hospital is ready to install medical equipment, beds, all the furnishings it needs to successfully provide quality care for women. We use the term "quality care" and for most of us, it sounds like someone's public relations lingo. But if you saw the options currently available to women, you may wish for quality care that focused on a woman's special needs, and you would understand that the word has a powerful message behind it.




The community is excited to have a medical facility that focuses on women's health - repairing fistulas, and with holistic health care, assuring that the woman is supported pre- and post- surgery, so that she can have a successful reintegration into her community. The medical director is hired, and staff positions are being filled.


But I'm getting ahead of myself. The hospital isn't open - yet. These photos taken in March by our executive director Bonnie Ruder show you progress that has been made.


UFFT's campaign for the hospital assures the land and buildings. And support from several grantors give the hospital needed operating funds. Much still needs to be done, including solar panels and a water well - to supplement community resources the hospital has now. And as it opens, support for surgeries will be needed.


The photo below is of Alice and Jacinda, who is a member of the Governance Board of the hospital.



UFFT's campaign for the hospital assures the land and buildings. And support from several grantors give the hospital needed o perating funds. Much still needs to be done, including solar panels and a water well - to supplement community resources the hospital has now. And as it opens, support for surgeries will be needed. The photo below is the surgery block.




Thank you for being on this journey with us. Thank you for your compassion for women who go through so much to give birth; for their stillborn baby; for their wound leaving them incontinent and shunned; for their isolation. The hospital will be there to support them, give them strength and resources to move forward.




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