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800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

800,000 Nigerian Women Live With Fistula – UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 800,000 women live with Vesico Vaginal Fistula VVF in Nigeria. The UNFPA also said there are about 20,000 cases of VVF in Nigeria yearly and called for urgent need to end VVF in the country. The UNFPA in collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Fifth Chukker […]

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

UNFPA Brings French Surgeons To Treat 150 VVF Cases, Train Nigerian Doctors

 The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is assisting the technical expertise of Nigerian physicians in the repairs of damaged fistula. The organisation has brought three renowned urologists from France to treat women with damaged fistula, or suffering from vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF), and also train Nigerian physicians on the repairs of damaged fistula. The three French […]

First Lady Of Kastina Empowers VVF Victims

First Lady Of Kastina Empowers VVF Victims

Fifty-three women who have vesicovaginal fistula were on Sunday, in Katsina, presented with cash and various items to start small-scale businesses. The women, who are from Katsina, Jigawa, Kano and Niger Republic, had completed a three-month skills acquisition programme at the rehabilitation centre of the National  Obstetric Fistula Centre, Babbar Ruga, Katsina, where they learnt […]

VVF Nightmare, Doctors To The Rescue

VVF Nightmare, Doctors To The Rescue

Is childbearing a curse or blessing to womanhood? This nagging question kept reechoing as reporters watched surgeons at work in the operating theatre of the Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Lying on the table was a relatively young woman. She was being repaired after suffering from a complication of obstructed labour known as Vesico Vaginal […]