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  • Locations: Soroti, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


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Address: Plot 266, Buye Ntinda, Plot 25 Central Avenue, Soroti Municipality, P.0 Box 537



Sector of Work: Reproductive and Maternal Health; Capacity Building; Advocacy

Region/Country: Uganda

Mission: To build community capacity to eliminate obstetric fistula and systematically empowering women and girls to meaningfully participate in the development process.

In 2001, TERREWODE began a pilot program in the Teso Region designed to identify and treat women who suffered from obstetric fistula. Inclusive in this pilot program were prevention and social re-integration components. After fourteen years, this pilot program has been thoroughly tested, improved upon and proven both effective and sustainable. There are four key components of TERREWODE’s obstetric fistula program: Awareness & Advocacy, Treatment, Re-Integration, and Prevention.

Learn more about Brown alumna, Alice Emasu's quest to build a hospital here.

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Language Requirement: English
Possible Projects:

1. Build capacity of community-based volunteers to provide basic psychosocial counseling services during treatment, prior treatment and during post treatment period for obstetric fistula survivors.
2. Program design and implementation to scale-up our model fistula program, Obstetric Fistula Awareness and Advocacy Network, to the national level. 
3. Mobilization for specific projects, including: implementing best practice guidelines at our new Fistula Re-integration Center, evaluation development and improvement, and economic empowerment as part of reintegration of fistula survivors.
4. Capital campaign for our model fistula treatment facility center in Soroti, Uganda.
5. Mentor staff to review and operationalize evaluation of key programs.
6. Build our capacity in the area of IT, including web-site improvement and e-newsletters. We recognize this as an important forum for public relations, increasing exposure, and sharing experiences/best practices.
7. Research projects, to be developed with TERREWODE’s staff 
8. Medical Internships are developing and will expand in the future
Preferred Knowledge and Background: Public Health, Program Design, Capacity Building, Research, Community Development

Cost: Practicum is Unpaid. $550 USD per month for Lodging, Meals and Transportation during the weekdays. $25 USD per weekend for food and laundry. Prices for excursions, cultural experiences and additional transportation, available, on site, upon request. Extended and faster Wi-Fi packages can be purchased, prices vary. Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, potential vaccine fees, and living expenses. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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