Natukunda is a 46-year-old farmer from Uganda. She came to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nyakibale Hospital with backaches, persistent abdominal pains, and general body weakness that she has had for over a year. For the past year, she had not been to a hospital for medical care citing financial challenges. However, she heard of the Nyakibale Hospital surgical program and opted to come. There, she had a scan and doctors have now diagnosed her with multiple uterine myomas. They recommend she have a hysterectomy to treat her condition. Due to her financial limitation, she was afraid of not receiving the surgery but was referred to our Medical Partner’s program.
Natukunda is a single woman and living with her parents, supporting them through subsistence farming to make ends meet. She has three siblings who are all married.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Natukunda’s surgery. On October 16th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Natukunda will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Natukunda shared, “I have hopes that once I receive my surgery, I will be able to regain my health and continue with farming.”