By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Ace actress, Stephanie Linus, with the support of NNPC/SNEPCo, has successfully carried out the repair of 35 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients in Kebbi State.
The pool effort, which came through her Extended Hands Foundation, took place at the Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development VVF Center in Gesse, Birin-Kebbi.
Gov. Bagudu (left) Stephanie (right)
Consequently, it received the co-operation of the Kebbi State Government.
Led by the founder Stephanie Linus, the Extended Hands Foundation team was received by the State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, and his wife, Zainab Bagudu.
They both paid visits to the women at the VVF Center, showing their support for the cause.
All the repairs have been completed successfully, and the women are recovering well.
Linus, who spent some time with the women at the VVF Center during the course of the exercise, expressed her appreciation to the sponsors of the pool effort – NNPC/SNEPCo for investing in this cause.
She also added that this was the second time the Foundation was carrying out such an exercise in Kebbi State.
The team of the medical staff was led by Dr. Sa’ad Idris, a seasoned VVF surgeon and former Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State with over 20 years experience in the field.
He was assisted by Dr. Abubakar Bawa, and other doctors and nurses at the VVF Center.
Against the backdrop of her Child Bride and Fistula advocacy movie, DRY, Linus has been taking 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.
Stephanie (left), a patient (middle) and Mrs. Bugudu (right)