ABUJA: INTERNATIONAL actress, Stephanie Okereke, has commended a local financial firm for enabling 15 women living with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) undergo free repair surgeries at the Kwara Specialist Hospital.
She said the women all had successful surgeries and were nursed back to health at the hospital. I’m so grateful to Diamond Bank for their support and every member of the Extended Hands Foundation Team” Okereke said.
The women recently underwent free surgery to treat VVF. They all had successful surgeries and were nursed back to health at the hospital. The women were treated under the auspices of the Extended Hands Foundation founded by Nollywood star actress Stephanie Linus.
VVF is a serious disability that can be experienced by women after childbirth. They are holes resulting from the breakdown in the tissue between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum caused by unrelieved obstructed labour.
The consequence of such damage is a woman inability to control the flow of urine or faeces. It occurs more often in young women during childbirth, as their bodies are not yet mature for the process.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY