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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stephanie Linus’ Foundation,SNEPCO/NNPC And Extended Hands Foundation Offer Free Surgeries To Women With VVF

50 Women with VVF Get Free Repair Surgeries from SNEPCo/NNPC and Stephanie Linus’ Extended Hands Foundation.....

A total of 50 women formerly suffering from the deeply embarrassing consequences of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) have been given a chance to live normal lives again. This tremendous change was brought about a recent Extended Hands Foundation’s Pool effort in Kebbi state sponsored by SNEPCo/NNPC.

Since its inception, the goal of the Extended Hands Foundation founded by Nollywood star actress Stephanie Linus has been to restore hope and put smiles on the faces of women. The women had the repair surgeries done at no cost to them and their families.

The exercise which was carried out at the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development VVF Center in Gesse, Birin-Kebbi was a successful one as the women all had successful surgeries and were nursed back to health at the hospital. Before the surgeries, many of them had been shunned and separated from their families as a result of the embarrassing effects of the condition. Some of them lost their jobs, their husbands, and were forced to live in degrading conditions. Thanks to the successful surgeries, they are now back with their loved ones and are living their dreams.

Vesico Vaginal Fistula (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’s 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.

The project was headed by the Chief Surgeon - Dr Sa’ad Idris, a seasoned VVF Surgeon with over 20 years experience in the field. He was assisted by Dr Halima Bello, a Consultant and other doctors and nurses at the VVF Center.

Against the backdrop of her recently released movie, DRY, Stephanie Linus who has been an advocate for issues concerning child brides has taken the message of restoration and hope to real women suffering from VVF. This pool effort goes a long way to show that DRY is more than just a movie, but a tool for touching the lives of women actually living with this condition.


  1. Abokis with diseases. Congrats Stephanie. God bless your hustle to help these women. I hope they show appreciation

  2. God bless them for touching lives.

  3. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    God bless their kind hearts though nothing else.....

  4. So nice of them...Early marriage no good ooo,..especially below 16

  5. Steph is really doing a great job but will that stop their men from marrying and injuring these young girls that knows only how to cook spaghetti with red oil.

    The Lord is your strength

  6. And they said its good to to marry off their daughters at a very young age, OK continu

  7. God bless Stephanie Linus real good.

    This is the best you can give to human not bags of cheese ball, rice or noodles.

  8. And they should stop giving out their under-aged daughters out.

  9. Good news! May God bless u ma'am

  10. 50 women!!! Those are the lucky ones o now imagine the number of women living with this virus. Hmmm Nigeria has no love for the girl child atall


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