Medical Specialists from Greenslopes Private Hospital Continue Medical Mission to Help Women in Uganda

In 2022, Prof Judith Goh AO and Prof Hannah Krause AO, urogynaecologists from the Greenslopes Private Hospital, successfully operated on 121 women in Uganda as part of a self-funded medical mission.

In 2023, the duo is making another trip to continue their mission of helping underprivileged women who would otherwise not have access to adequate medical services.

In August 2022, Prof. Goh and Prof Krause went to Uganda on a three-week trip to volunteer their time and offer their surgical skills to women with gynaecological issues as well as raise funds to cover their patients’ travel expenses and food. They, however, did pay for their travel costs out of their own pockets.

“Each surgery costs a couple of hundred dollars, and with local women earning an average of less than $2 a day, the cost of surgery is beyond their means,” Prof. Goh said. 

“The majority of surgeries we perform are for utero-vaginal prolapse and fistulas. Without these surgeries the women are often ostracised by their husbands and families.

“It’s wonderful to be able to use our skills to help people less fortunate. Thank you to Greenslopes Private Hospital for the ongoing support.”

Prof. Goh and Prof Krause have been doing volunteer work in Asia and Africa since 1995 and during pre-COVID times, they undertook 3-4 self-funded trips per year. In fact, it was not the first time that Prof. Goh and Dr Krause went on a medical mission to Uganda.

In 2018, they, along with , travelled to Uganda to visit the remote region of the Rwenzori Mountains to offer medical services to women needing treatment for conditions such as vaginal fistulas and uterovaginal prolapse.

They are returning to Uganda for another medical mission this March.

Published 21-January-2023