We are healing women and training doctors.

Medicine for Humanity is a medical care and teaching organization that has been restoring dignity, hope and quality of life to women for over 25 years.

  • Fistula surgery and recovery care
  • Center for Gynecologic and Fistula Care
  • Patient education seminars
  • On-site surgical training program
  • Medical education for resident doctors, nurses, and medical students

We believe ensuring the health of mothers leads to a healthy community.

Women in Uganda cope with challenged access to healthcare, particularly basic obstetrical services. As a result, nearly 2,000 women each year develop obstetric fistula, a devastating injury to the birth canal causing urinary incontinence. It is estimated that 200,000 Ugandan women suffer from this condition. Our current goal is to reduce the societal burden of fistula in this part of the world. We are healing women by providing life-altering surgical care. Our surgical programs, staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses from UCLA, provide surgery, transportation, food, housing, medical support, and postoperative care at no cost to our patients.

Dr. Musa Kayondo

Deputy Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and head of the Fistula plus Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Division at Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST).

Medicine for Humanity works with champion physician, Dr. Kayondo, as well as key local personnel in collaboration with the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at MUST. This support provides for continued interval care to women with any delayed complications or health care needs.  This is a vital component to maintain surveillance of our surgical outcomes and ensure continued access to quality care to our patients.

Our Fistula Care Center

Medicine for Humanity’s recurring presence has served to transform Mbarara into a true center of excellence in the care of obstetrical fistula.

Medicine for Humanity collaborates with the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Mbarara University Teaching Hospital with our local champion physician, Dr. Musa Kayondo. We created a training track for our high-volume fistula program, which allows Ugandan Ob/Gyn residents the opportunity to participate in at least three surgical programs. We are creating life-long impact by training doctors.

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