Acces To Surgery


A survivor rests after skin grafting

A survivor returns to the hospital
for medical review

An acid burn takes an average of four to six months to heal properly. For one to heal completely, one usually undergoes about 10 surgeries aimed at getting the dead skin out, letting the skin heal and to enable free movement of the affected muscles in the affected area. ASFU works with various hospitals in the country to ensure that victims of acid violence receive treatment. The National Referral hospital, Mulago, has been the major treatment center for acid burns. ASFU meets costs of victims who cannot afford treatment as well as linking survivors to available medical services such as reconstructive surgery, corrective eye surgery, pressure garments and others. Some of the survivors have received surgery from Mulago hospital, International Hospital Kampala, Mengo hospital, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU), Friends' Medical Center.