A total of 50 women formerly suffering from the consequences of Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) have been given a chance to live normal lives again. This tremendous change was brought about by the 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 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.
Source: stella dimokokorkus