Kupona “Hope” Ward for Women

Medicine for Humanity is undergoing a capital campaign to raise funds towards the creation of a space where women can heal in dignity: The Kupona “Hope” Ward for Women in Uganda


Evarlyne

Meet Evarlyne, a 26-year old mother with a rectovaginal fistula that occurred during a difficult labor. Evarlyne came to the MFH/MUST fistula camp with her mother and her daughter, a strong support…


Kellen

Kellen is a 35 year-old woman who came to the MFH/MUST fistula camp needing repair for a severe perineal tear that occurred during childbirth. Like many of our patients, Kellen struggled with the…


Diannah

Meet Diannah: a 29 year old mother of three, seeking treatment and repair for a severe vaginal tear that occurred during her most recent delivery, resulting in incontinence to stool. Not only does…


Miriam

Miriam is a 52-year old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who fled to Uganda in a period of turmoil in her home country. Overcoming tremendous obstacles, Miriam safely made it to Uganda,…


Ellie Kanner — Board Member

Ellie Kanner has worked in the entertainment industry as a talent agent, casting director and director/producer. She was responsible for casting the television pilots for FRIENDS, SEX AND THE CITY,…


Dr. Musa Kayondo — Project Director & Lead Surgeon [Uganda]

Dr. Musa Kayondo is a Gynecologist and fistula surgeon at Mbarara University Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mbarara, Uganda. He is the Deputy Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and head of the…


Susan Lagasse, Ph.D. — Board Member

Susan Lagasse, Ph.D. Is the daughter of Leo D. Lagasse, MD, the founder of Medicine for Humanity and Ann Lagasse. She is a clinical psychologist working in private practice in San Diego, California.…


Patricia Keeney Maischoss — Board Member

Patricia is the Founder of Malibu Colony Partners, an investment and management organization firm working with Activision, AT&T, BBDO & Lululemon. She was prior Managing Partner at Lucas Group with…


Jeffrey R. Baker, J.D — Board Member

Jeffrey R. Baker is a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law where he directs the program of clinical education. His law practice, writing, and service focuses on empowering victims of…


Asha Randall — Board Member

Dr. Asha Randall is a California board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also holds the National Diplomate of Oriental Medicine; Diplomate of American Association of…


Shelley O’Connor — Executive DIrector

"Eleven years ago my daughter Callie was delivered via emergency cesarean section. During my pregnancy I was afforded the luxury of unparalleled prenatal care and I was under the supervision of an…


Dr. Christopher Tarnay — President & Medical Director

Dr. Christopher Tarnay is a Urogynecologist and the Division Chief in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at UCLA. Since 2008, Dr. Tarnay has served as Medicine for Humanity’s…