UPCOMING TRIP TO MBARARA – UGANDA

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WHO WE ARE

A Stitch in Time was born in a delivery room. The women who brought the organization to life are gynecological health care professionals, three surgeons and a nurse-midwife, who met through work and affiliations with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

The work led to friendship, and the realization that they were all active international medical volunteers with a shared commitment to making gynecological health care universally available to women in need. That commitment led to the birth of this NGO.

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Your contribution will go directly to support our patients in their surgery and their recovery

We provide all surgeries free of charge to our patients

Our expenses involve surgical supplies, transportation and meals for our patients and on occasion travel expenses for our volunteers.

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THE NEED WE SAW

Our Mission

We are focusing on a socially crippling, but treatable condition called pelvic organ prolapse. In one expression of the condition, uterine prolapse, the pelvic walls are weakened to the point where the uterus can descend through the vaginal canal, and extrude outside of the body, hanging between a woman’s legs.

We are a small, focused grass roots organization, and we like it that way.

There are plenty of larger, long established NGOs doing great work for people with limited access to health care, but we want to maintain our autonomy. By staying small, we are directly responsible for every aspect of our work, from patient care to financial management.

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The process

A Stitch in Time identifies remote hospitals with functioning operating rooms that can accommodate the types of surgeries we perform. The hospitals identify potential candidates for surgery, and we personally screen the patients when we arrive.

We partner with agencies that are equipped to handle surgical emergencies and provide our patients with appropriate post-operative care, as well as access to ongoing basic health care.

A Stitch in Time works with local liaisons to make sure that the patients are fully informed and comfortable with the medical care that we offer. Once we’ve left the site, we maintain contact with the hospital in order to provide follow up and guidance in the post-operative period.

WHAT WE DO

We bring the life-changing surgeries to them

RIGHT THERE WHERE WOMEN NEED US

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as poverty, injustice and inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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