The Extended Hands Foundation, an NGO, on Sunday, said it had facilitated free surgical operation on 50 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) patients in Kebbi.
The organisation, established by a Nigerian actress, Mrs Stephenie Linus, said the surgery was performed at the VVF Centre, Birnin Kebbi.
The Project Manager of the organisation, Chinedu Omorie, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi that the organisation was established to assist women suffering from the disease and to help the victims to deal with the issue of stigma which they faced.
The project manager said the Foundation sponsored the surgery to enable the victims to live normal lives.
He added that “the founder of the organisation, who is an actress, is passionate about the issue of VVF and the trauma faced by victims and she is ready to
assist the women by producing a movie titled “DRY” to further enlighten them on the ailment.
“The organisation will also assist the patients to overcome frustration and stigmatisation,” he added. (NAN)